Welsh Lib Dems to table budget amendments to scrap day centre charges

The Welsh Liberal Democrats and Independents official opposition group on Swansea Council are to table a number of amendments to the council’s budget on Thursday to scrap the proposed £50 a day charge for attending day centres in the City, to put more money into repairing roads and to try and protect under threat youth clubs.

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Spoiler Alert by David Jones

People can be quick to complain about the shortcomings of professional politicians, often with good reason, but every now and then we’re reminded how foolish it would be to leave things to the amateurs.

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Deal or no deal in Swansea Bay

The Swansea Bay City Deal commits South West Wales to an ambitious 15 year investment and development programme, featuring the Swansea City and Waterfront Digital District, a project that promises a Digital Business Village, a 2,000 seat arena and a new hotel. It might be the initiative that kickstarts a new era for business and tourism in the city.

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Councillor calls on ruling Labour Group to abandon proposed charges for day care

Welsh Liberal Democrat Councillor, Peter Black has criticised the consultation process around proposals to introduce charges for day care in Swansea and called on the ruling Labour Group on the council to abandon their plans to penalise older people and younger adults in this way.

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Over 1000 homes left empty in Swansea for two years or more

New research by the Liberal Democrats has discovered that 168 homes in Swansea have been sitting empty for ten years or more. These are included in the total of 462 homes that have been left unused for five years, and the 1033 homes empty for two years or more.

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Swansea Liberal Democrats back Swansea's UK City of Culture 2021 Bid

Swansea and Gower Liberal Democrats have given their unqualified and unanimous support to Swansea’s bid to become the UK City of Culture 2021.

Party members backed the bid at their General Meeting this month after hearing that winning will bring millions of pounds of extra investment into the City.

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Local Government Bill - Welsh Lib Dems to make positive case for electoral reform

Welsh Government proposals to reform the electoral arrangements for local government are a necessary step forward in ensuring accountable and representative local government.

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Lib Dems want “Immediate” start on Tidal Lagoon

In Wales today with Swansea West candidate Michael O’Carroll, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron announced that the Lib Dems would give the immediate go-ahead to the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project and start plans for a programme of tidal lagoons, including at Cardiff, Colwyn Bay, and Newport, creating over 34,000 jobs in Wales alone and opportunities for hundreds of businesses in the supply chain.

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Postgraduate student selected to fight Swansea East for the Liberal Democrats

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have selected postgraduate student Charley Hasted to fight the Swansea East constituency on 8th June.

Charley Hasted was born in and raised in South London but has strong Welsh roots through family in Bridgend. Having been a parental carer since childhood, Charley understands the many demands put on carers. A former youth worker, teaching assistant and disability rights advisor, Charley has a degree in law from Staffordshire University and will be starting a masters degree in Development and Human Rights in Swansea later this year. Amongst Charley’s hobbies are an enthusiasm for Rugby Union and Formula One.

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Local businessman and army reservist selected to fight Swansea West for the Liberal Democrats

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have selected Michael O’Carroll, to fight the Swansea West constituency on 8th June

Mr. O’Carroll is a local businessman and campaigner who lives in the St Helen’s area of Swansea. He moved to Swansea in 2014 to work for commercial services at Swansea University, having previously run his own successful hospitality business in Mid Wales. He is also a serving Army reservist with 3rd Battalion the Royal Welsh, B Company, based in Morfa. He enjoys running and outdoor fitness; making the most of Swansea’s parks, Swansea Bay promenade and Swansea beach.

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