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Carmarthenshire & Pembrokeshire Liberal Democrats are a group of Liberal Democrat Members and supporters who are the present-day inheritors of a proud Welsh Liberal tradition. The roots of the old Welsh Liberal Party go back a long way and run deep in West Wales.

Historically, both Counties were Liberal and many of the communities across the area still retain strong Liberal values. Local Liberal Democrats are committed to reviving that Liberal tradition by developing modern policies for the 21st Century.

We are attracting a new generation of Liberals who have a Vision. A Vision for a confident and forward-looking Wales which is economically successful, has fairness and social justice at its core, and with Councils that are open, transparent and accountable to local people.

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Why not get involved? This Site provides information on our policies and our local activities and meetings, as well as how to keep in touch or join the Liberal Democrats.

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  • Article: Aug 21, 2014

    A Liberal Democrat government would introduce a package of measures supporting innovation in UK businesses, it has been announced today.

    The manifesto plans include ringfencing the science research budget and introducing a green innovation arm to the British Business Bank.

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    The plans also provide further support for the 'Catapult' programme, which bridges the gap between universities, research institutions and business through £100m of funding over the next Parliament.

  • Article: Aug 20, 2014

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    The past few years has seen the publication of a number of national reports which have highlighted the often poor response to people with learning disabilities by health services, ('Death by Indifference', 'Healthcare for all' 'Six Lives' investigation) which led to a number of key recommendations for improvement, including the need for reasonable adjustments in primary care services.

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    Article: Aug 20, 2014

    A Liberal Democrat government would establish a mental health research fund to support the development of new cutting-edge mental health treatments, Nick Clegg has announced.

    Nick is calling for Britain to lead the world in understanding and treating mental illness, so that it is put mmkLiberal Democrats

    In the plans outlined by Nick, Liberal Democrats would increase funding spent on mental health research by £50m, by 2020.

    The Liberal Democrats are building a stronger economy and a fairer society. Research shows that one in four people will suffer from mental health problems at some point in their lives. By tackling mental health as a same priority as physical health, we can build a fairer society.

    Nick said:

    "Mental health issues have been treated as a sort of Cinderella service compared to physical health issues.

    "I want people who are dealing with depression to be as effectively treated as if they had diabetes.

    "That is why I want to see Britain become the world leader in the next breakthrough in mental health research just as we have always been a country that is a world leader in research into physical health.

    "We've led the world in research in physical health issues. We're the country where penicillin was invented, where DNA was discovered, where IVF fertility treatment was developed, I see no reason why we can't lead the world in mental health research and treatments as well.

    "To that end, the Liberal Democrats will commit in our manifesto to a new research fund which, by the end of next Parliament, will be worth £50m per year."

    Liberal Democrats in government have prioritised mental healthcare. We have introduced a legal duty on the NHS to promote parity of esteem for mental health and are investing £400m to increase access to talking therapies.

    By establishing a mental health research fund, we can go even further and pave the way for major breakthroughs in the way we understand and treat mental illness.

  • Article: Aug 20, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable has today launched a new campaign to encourage more young people to take up apprenticeships.

    The "Get In, Go Far" campaign is being supported by a number of employers across the country and coincides with the introduction of 40 new employer-designed apprenticeships in sectors including engineering, hospitality and the legal profession.

  • Article: Aug 20, 2014

    Responding to the conclusion of the disciplinary process against Lord Rennard, the Liberal Democrats have released the following statements:

    A Liberal Democrat spokesperson said:

    "The Regional Parties Committee met this week to consider whether the party had been brought into disrepute by statements made by Lord Rennard, or on his behalf, following the publication of Alistair Webster's conclusions.

  • Article: Aug 20, 2014

    Following the conclusion of the disciplinary process against Lord Rennard, Liberal Democrat Party President Tim Farron has written the article below.

    Since the allegations against Lord Rennard were first aired on Channel Four News, I've worked hard with members, activists, HQ staff and our parliamentary parties to fundamentally change the way our party treats these matters.

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    Article: Aug 19, 2014

    Figures released today by the Office of National Statistics show that inflation fell from 1.9% to 1.6% in July. The rate fell more than was forecast, with economists expecting it to fall to 1.8%.

    Commenting on the latest inflation figures, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said:

  • Article: Aug 18, 2014

    Think Different Think Equal Campaign

    01 August 2014

    The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is launched a series of four videos entitled "Think Different, Think Equal" to empower and raise awareness about the rights of disabled people in Europe.

    Developed by a group of young disabled people from fifteen European countries, the video campaign explores the concept of intersectionality and helps young disabled people understand and embrace their multiple identities. Its goal is to build young people's capacity to identify and respond to discrimination by knowing their rights and the protections available, as well as to encourage self-advocacy.

    For more information go to http://www.enil.eu/multimedia/think-different-think-equal-campaign/

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  • Article: Aug 18, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Minister Stephen Williams has called for homophobia on the football terraces to be met with the same zero tolerance as racism.

    The Bristol West MP called for football clubs, the FA and the police to tackle anti-gay abuse with the same vigour as racial discrimination.

    Gay rights charity Stonewall said seven out of ten fans have reported hearing homophobic slurs at matches.

  • Severn bridge tolls launch
    Article: Aug 18, 2014

    The Liberal Democrats have announced today that the party would scrap the Severn Bridge tolls if in Government after the next election.

    The Severn Crossings are currently managed by a private company. The concession will end when a revenue target collected from tolls is reached. Current forecasts are that the concession will end in 2018. Once the tolls are transferred into public ownership and debts are repaid, the Liberal Democrats have pledged to scrap the tolls completely.

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