Welsh Liberal Democrats

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Welsh Government Budget talks

Behind the scenes in the Assembly, party leaders have been meeting to try to reach agreement on the Welsh Government’s spending plans. The reason why these meetings have been happening is because Carwyn Jones’ Labour Government doesn’t have a majority of votes in the Senedd; in fact the number of seats is equally divided between … Continue reading

Decision Time for the Lib Dem Two

Assembly Members have been given the legal advice on which they are supposed to base their decision tomorrow on whether to reinstate the two disqualified Liberal Democrat AMs, Aled Roberts and John Dixon. In brief summary, the two reports confirm that Aled Roberts checked the rules but he was misled because he looked at the … Continue reading

Should we stay or should we go?

If there was a tune to express the rather trying times for the Lib Dem Two, Aled Roberts and John Dixon, it might be that of the Clash: “Should I Stay or Should I Go?“ “Should I stay or should I go now Should I stay or should I go now If I go there … Continue reading

Time’s running out for disqualified AMs

The National Assembly for Wales Commission has just issued a statement making it clear that the fate of the two disqualified Liberal Democrat AMs is about to be put in the hands of the returning officers. Once they decide to fill the vacancies caused by the disqualification of Aled Roberts and John Dixon the matter … Continue reading

Alleged electoral fraud investigation

Police have confirmed that they have launched an investigation into alleged electoral fraud following a complaint made to North Wales and South Wales police forces regarding the election of Liberal Democrat AMs John Dixon and Aled Roberts. The pair were technically not eligible to stand for election because of their membership of two separate quangos … Continue reading

Election 2011 – Where now?

By Adrian Masters The dust is beginning to settle, the politicians are rested and refreshed and this is the week in which decisions will be taken which will have long-term consequences for Welsh politics. I expect to see some movement by the end of Monday from Carwyn Jones about how he intends to deal the … Continue reading

Assembly election results

Wales has voted – here are the details of how many votes each candidate has received. Constituencies are listed alphabetically. Assembly Election Seats: CON – 14; LAB – 30; LIB DEM – 5; PLAID – 11 ABERAVON LAB HOLD CON, TJ Morgan – 2,704; LAB, David Felix Rees – 12,104; LIB DEM, Helen Ceri Clarke … Continue reading

Guest blog: Jenny Randerson of the Welsh Liberal Democrats

We will be running guest blogs from the four political parties over the next few days in the run-up to the Assembly Elections. We continue with Jenny Randerson of the Welsh Liberal Democrats who writes about the party’s education plan. By Jenny Randerson Welsh schools were once the envy of the UK. Now, sadly, international … Continue reading

Guest blog: Veronica German of the Welsh Liberal Democrats

We have been running guest blogs from the four political parties ahead of the Welsh Assembly Elections on May 5.  Veronica German from the Welsh Liberal Democrats who writes about her party’s cancer strategy. By Veronica German The Welsh Liberal Democrats have a number of aims when it comes to the subject of Health but I would … Continue reading

Sir John Cadogan criticises parties over university funding gap

By Adrian Masters As political interventions go, this is one of the most intellectual: one of the UK’s leading scientists, backed by 60 other senior academics criticising all four political parties. What worries  Sir John Cadogan is that he says none of the parties in this election campaign is addressing concerns about the funding gap … Continue reading

ITV Wales to broadcast Welsh party leaders debate

A televised debate between the four Welsh party leaders is being shown by ITV Wales on Tuesday 26 April as part of our Wales Decides 2011 Assembly General Election coverage. And, on the afternoon of Friday May 6 as the final counts come in, ITV Wales will be showing a live election results programme fronted … Continue reading

Welsh Liberal Democrat manifesto

Day Two of manifesto week sees the Welsh Liberal Democrats set out their election promises. You can read the manifesto, which they’ve called ‘Wales Can Do Better’,  here. It’s main theme is tackling waste: money-wasting, time-wasting and wasting of the potential of people. That’s why the very first pledge you read is to “Root out … Continue reading

Are Welsh Lib Dems more in tune with their party than Nick Clegg?

Following on from my previous post about where the tuition fees row leaves the Welsh Liberal Democrats in relation to their party’s leadership, it’s worth highlighting a flurry of comments and articles that may shed a little more light on what could be going on inside the party. In today’s Observer, the former director of … Continue reading

Resignation and Rebellion: is it enough to save the Welsh Liberal Democrats next May?

The decision of Jenny Willott to resign and join the other two Welsh Liberal Democrat MPs to vote against their government means that the Welsh wing of the party is pretty unified on tuition fees and at odds with the party’s UK leadership. Does that amount to a split ? The truth is, the Liberal … Continue reading

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