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Do you want more for yourself, your children, your grandchildren, for this area? Are you as fed up as we are of a health service that, despite the best efforts of front line staff, is not fit for purpose; of an education system where it is a postcode lottery whether pupils will be able to continue to sixth form in their locality?
Are you tired of money being wasted on grand projects and schemes that fail to deliver any real benefit; of our town centres becoming derelict?
Do you think you deserve better? Because we do.
Under Labour party rule from Cardiff Bay since 1999 and prior to that at Westminster Wales and the South Wales Valleys in particular has gone downhill. We are being failed by those who shoud be sticking up for us at the Assembly and Westminster.
Join us now and let's fight for a better future together.

  • Article: Jun 18, 2019

    At the RCT Council meeting on Wednesday 19 June the Chief Executive and Chair of Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board are expected to attend to answer members' questions with regard to the recent problems unearthed in maternity services.

    At the same meeting there is a motion that calls for "the Chief Executive of Cwm Taf Morgannwg to consider her position. In other words, resign from her £170,000 a year plus benefits post.

  • Article: Jun 18, 2019

    As previously announced, the Welsh Liberal Democrat candidate for the forthcoming Rhondda ward by-election will be Karen Roberts.

    A well-known name in local politics, Karen has been involved in many campaigns fighting for the rights of people in RCT, including:

    • The fight to retain full time nursery education in RCT.

  • Article: Jun 17, 2019

    Karen Roberts, our candidate for the Rhondda ward by election wants to see more fairness in our education system.

    Under the current regime:

    • whether or not three year olds get full or part time nursery education.

    • whether pupils can carry on with sixth form education in the same school they have spent years in.

  • Article: May 27, 2019

    Just a few days left to object to Pontypridd schools plans

    The statutory notice period for the reorganisation of Pontypridd schools end s this Friday, 31st May.

    The proposals follow what was done in the Rhondda where Tonypandy, Porth and Ferndale had their sixth forms taken away from them and centralised at Treorchy and Tonyrefail.

  • Article: May 24, 2019

    Welsh Liberal Democrats in RCT have raised questions of accountability amidst ongoing concerns over maternity services in Cwm Taf.

    Campaign Manager Karen Roberts says that whilst front line staff are shouldering much of the public blame for the state of the service more senior staff are apparently being ushered out behind the scenes.

  • Article: May 12, 2019

    At the full Council meeting this coming Wednesday a proposal is being put forward to create two new posts within the Council structure.

    As well as a Mayor and Deputy Mayor it is proposed to also create two new posts of Presiding Member and Deputy Presiding Member. It will be their responsibility to chair Council meetings, something the Mayor / Deputy Mayor currently does.

  • Article: Apr 30, 2019

    "We welcome the fact that immediate steps are to be taken to place the Trust in special measures and hope that the concerns will be addressed.

    However there are serious questions to be answered here regarding why the Trust has been allowed to get to this position, and people at the top must be held accountable.

  • Article: Apr 29, 2019

    An extraordinary meeting of Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board has been called for Tuesday 30 April. A full report is expected on maternity services across the RCT and Merthyr area and it is not expected to make for pleasant reading. There are concerns that the Trust may be put into special measures.

    Concerns were raised in October of last year when a review found forty three cases where there had been an "adverse outcome", which includes a baby being born early, being small at birth or unwell. Twenty six babies died at birth or shortly afterwards. The review covered the period between January 1, 2016, and 30 September 2018.

  • Article: Apr 22, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats have always held a clear and unequivocal position on the EU - we campaigned to remain in 2016 and ever since we have been campaigning to give the people of this country a chance to vote on any proposed deal .

    Theresa May has been happy to allow Parliament vote after vote on her deal in an effort to make them change their minds. You should have that same chance - the leave campaign lied to you and broke the law in their desperate efforts to win and force us out of the EU, you have a right to change your mind based on the facts that are now known.

  • Article: Apr 21, 2019

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats have announced their team of candidates for the European elections due to take place on 23 May. Wales elects four MEPs in all across the country and we will fight these elections as an unapologetically pro-European Party campaigning hard for People's Vote with an option to remain in the EU.

    We've led the campaign in Wales for a People's Vote for nearly three years because we know the best deal for Wales is the deal we already have as a full member of the EU. We will continue to press that case.

    Lead Welsh Liberal Democrat Candidate Sam Bennett commented: