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Welcome

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.

Recent updates

  • Article: Dec 21, 2014

    A service to help disabled people find and recruit the right personal assistant (PA) has won a national award for providing greater choice, control and independent living.

    Surrey Independent Living Council (SILC), based in Burpham, Guildford, received the Breakthrough UK award in recognition of a free online service, called PA Finder, it has developed.

  • Article: Dec 21, 2014

    Two severely disabled men who use a fund for people with disabilities to live and work in the community have lost their bid to overturn the government's decision to close it next June.

    The high court ruled that Mike Penning, former minister for disabled people, had not breached equality laws in announcing the closure of the Independent Living Fund in March. The two men had been granted permission for a judicial review of the process leading to Penning's decision, taken just weeks after the court of appeal quashed a previous, almost identical decision as being unlawful.

  • Article: Dec 21, 2014

    Mark Hunter MP (Cheadle constituency) is backing a campaign by sight loss charity RNIB to ensure that everyone diagnosed with sight loss gets emotional support to come to terms with their condition.

    RNIB Steve Winyard, Head of Membership & Campaigns at RNIB

    Mark Hunter meets Steve Winyard, Head of Campaigns at RNIB

    Mark attended the launch of The Royal National Institute of Blind People's (RNIB) new report 'Being There When it Matters', which is calling for every eye department in the UK to have access to a qualified sight loss adviser so that people are properly supported as they adapt to life with reduced or no vision. The current picture is bleak; only 30% of eye departments in the UK have access to a qualified sight loss adviser.

  • Kirsty Williams portrait
    Article: Dec 19, 2014

    Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Kirsty Williams is seeking cross-party consensus to let the Welsh Assembly set the voting age in Wales, so it can be lowered to 16 in time for the 2016 Assembly elections.

    Kirsty Williams has drafted a letter to Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb asking for the power to lower the voting age be devolved to the Welsh Assembly, and has asked the other three Welsh party leaders to co-sign it.

  • Cadan ap Tomos
    Article: Dec 19, 2014

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats have selected fluent Welsh speaker Cadan ap Tomos to stand in the 2015 General Election for the party in Cardiff West.

    Cadan, who is the party's youngest ever candidate for the seat, grew up in Ceredigion before going on to study at the University of York. Having moved to Cardiff he now works in the Welsh Assembly, helping the Welsh Liberal Democrats hold the Welsh Labour Government to account. Cadan has also worked as a Welsh translator.

  • Article: Dec 19, 2014

    Liberal Democrats in government have announced a further £12 million investment to help people with mental health conditions get back into work.

    This ties in with the Liberal Democrats' commitment to bringing treatment for mental health problems out of the shadows and in line with physical health.

    You can back our campaign to help us stamp out the stigma attached to mental health here.

  • Article: Dec 19, 2014

    As the number of university entrants passed 500,000 for the first time this year, the gap between the most advantaged and the most disadvantaged students is at its lowest.

    Liberal Democrats put safeguards in place to encourage disadvantaged young people to go to university. Setting the system on a sustainable footing, with the poorest 30% of graduates paying less overall than under the old system.

  • Article: Dec 18, 2014

    A progress report into the processes and cultures within the Liberal Democrats has been published by Helena Morrissey.

    You can read the full progress report here.

    Responding to the report, Party President Tim Farron, said:

    "I very much welcome the report, and I'm pleased the party has made positive steps in the right direction. Helena Morrissey has undertaken a badly needed review that has already triggered important progress in our party.

  • Article: Dec 18, 2014

    A million home improvements will keep Britain's homes warmer for less this Christmas thanks to energy efficiency schemes introduced by Liberal Democrats in government.

    In under two years, the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and Green Deal package delivered new boilers, windows and insulation to around 830,000 extra houses, meaning warmer homes and lowers bills in time for Christmas.

  • Article: Dec 18, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Equalities Minister Jo Swinson is calling on the retail sector to do what is best - ensuring the greatest choice by marketing toys for all children, rather than for boys and girls separately.

    Many girls still believe that some science subjects are not for them - almost half of all state-schools had no girls taking A-level physics in recent years. Campaigners have suggested that this is in part because the future aspirations of girls and boys are set at a very early age.

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