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So why should you get behind RCT Welsh Lib Dems? Well we believe that Rhondda Cynon Taff deserves more at a local and national level. There is so much going on that is simply not fair.

It's not fair that our children do not all get a first rate education in schools fit for the purpose, or that nursery education was cut by half denying many a better start in life.

It's not fair that services such as special baby care, paediatrics trauma services are being cut from our local hospital and centralised elsewhere.

It's not fair that whilst neighbouring authorities such as Merthyr and Caerphilly are attracting new business and expanding their retail outlets our high streets are dying.

It's not fair that so many have to travel outside the area for work whilst others cannot because of a public transport system that does not meet their needs.

We could go on, but you get the drift. It is what drives us as a party - a desire to see more equality, to see a better standard of living for people in RCT, a fairer society for us all.

It is why RCT Welsh Liberal Democrats were at the frontline fighting the plans to cut nursery education, to create 3 - 16 schools in the Rhondda and Tonyrefail, to cut services at the Royal Glamorgan. All pushed through by the Labour party - the alleged party of the working class. Well not any more.

If you care about your community then there is only one party working for you - the Welsh Liberal Democrats. Join us now and let's fight for a better RCT together.

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  • Article: May 16, 2017

    There has been some consternation this week about the parachuting in of Conservative candidates to the Rhondda and Pontypridd constituencies.

    The incumbent Labour MP and former would be leader, Owen Smith, tweeted several comments in what was a breath-taking display of hypocrisy even by his standards. In one he stated

  • Article: May 14, 2017

    Karen Roberts has been selected by members in RCT to be the Welsh Liberal Democrat candidate for the Rhondda.

    Karen was born and brought up in Clydach Vale and has a voluntary community record there that is second to none. Chair of the Cwmclydach Development Trust and a member of the Board of Directors of Lakeside Ltd (Cambrian Village Trust) she has been a key figure in making real improvements and bringing much needed facilities to the area.

  • Article: May 13, 2017

    It appears that despite the recent upturn in fortunes for the Conservatives in Rhondda Cynon Taff they still have to look elsewhere to find candidates for seats in RCT.

    The "statement of persons nominated" on the Council webste shows that the candidate for the Rhondda had declined to give her full address but lives at "an address in the Kensington and Chelsea constituency." The Pontypridd candidate likewise has a fair distance to travel, being located in the Oxford West and Abingdon constituency.

  • Article: May 13, 2017

    Nicola Knight has been selected by local members as the Welsh Liberal Democrat candidate for the Cynon Valley. Nicola is relatively new to the political sphere, but is no stranger to community campaigns and involvement. A mother of three young children she runs her own freelance marketing business and is currently studying for a PhD.

  • Mike
    Article: May 7, 2017

    Mike Powell will contest the General Election seat in the Pontypridd constituency on June 8th for the Welsh Liberal Democrats.

    A popular figure in the area, Mike was recently re-elected to represent the Trallwn ward on RCT County Borough Council with an overwhelming majority. He says

    "This election has come as a surprise to most of us, but it gives the people of Pontypridd an opportunity to judge whether they are being best served by the current MP or whether it is time for a change.

  • labour broken promises
    Article: May 1, 2017

    This is possibly the most inept attempted defence of RCT Labour's broken promises we have seen. Prior to the last Council election they made a series of promises in their manifesto and broke every one of them, some within weeks or even day of the election. Their promise not to remove the paddling pool from Ynysangharad Park for example which was broken within the week.

  • Article: Apr 30, 2017

    The Labour party slogans are appearing on billboards and leaflets across the county - #ambitious4rct. But are they? Really? Or does their ambition centre more on themselves and getting even more Labour Councillors elected so they can get again ride roughshod over the residents of RCT?

    They promised all sorts of things prior to the last election, and failed to keep their word. They cut front line services including nursery provision, meals on wheels, day centres, libraries, youth provision and a raft of other things because of the millions they said they needed to save, but yet suddenly in election year they have found a load of money for give aways - or bribes as some may see them.