LIB DEMS SELECT SWANSEA WEST CANDIDATES
Swansea and Gower Liberal Democrats have selected local campaigners Chloe Hutchinson and Michael O’Carroll to fight the Swansea West constituency for the Senedd and UK Parliament elections respectively.
Local Liberal Democrat Councillors for Sketty have organised a Public Meeting to discuss the Labour Council's Plans to build on Singleton Park, on the Home Farm Site.
Last week we kicked off our campaign to Save Singleton Park from development by Swansea Labour Council. With your help the campaign has reached thousands of people across the city and received coverage on the BBC and Walesonline. Join the campaign!
Many of our supporters have asked us why the "Remain" parties - i.e. the Lib Dems, Greens, Change UK and potentially Plaid, have not formed an alliance for the European elections. The sad truth is that both the Greens and Change UK made it clear that they wanted no arrangement with the Liberal Democrats.
The Welsh Liberal Democrats and Independents official opposition group on Swansea Council have tabled amendments to the council’s budget on Thursday 28th February seeking to stop cuts in opening hours for libraries across Swansea.
The Welsh Liberal Democrats launched their campaign to retake the Assembly seat they lost in 2016 to UKIP, with the selection of Sheila Kingston-Jones as the party’s lead candidate for the South Wales West region for the next National Assembly for Wales elections.
At last night's meeting of the Swansea and Gower Liberal Democrats in Gorseinon, the local party unanimously passed a motion supporting the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project. The lagoon was discarded by the Conservatives in Westminster in spite of broad cross party support and the strong support in the Hendry Review.
By James McGettrick, Chair Swansea and Gower Liberal Democrats
On behalf of Swansea and Gower Liberal Democrats, I would like to express our dismay at today’s news that the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Project has officially been killed by the UK Government.
Below is a statement from Chris Holley, Leader of the Swansea and Gower Liberal Democrats Council group:-
The very upsetting news that Swansea and south west Wales is to lose 800 jobs is a body blow to our city.
This is a very clear result of a failure from both London and Cardiff to invest in our region, and to show that our city counts.
The stopping of the upgrading of the railway line, the failure of any form of commitment to build the lagoon, and the lack of any form of enterprise zones for our area shows that neither governments are concerned about any job creation in our area.
The call centre industry say that they see a 6% increase across the board in the U.K. So why then are we seeing job losses in Swansea and job increases in other parts of the U.K?
Both governments should be asking Virgin for a detailed explanation why they are closing here in Wales. At the same time they should look at adjusting business rates to help with job retention in our city.
By James McGettrick
Brexit looms large over everything currently. From Welsh ports to the Irish border, from fishing to farming, from medicines to the nuclear power, it’s unclear exactly how Brexit will pan out in the end.