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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: Oct 31, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable today opened the BBSRC National Virology Centre, a state-of-the-art high-containment laboratory at the Pirbright Institute in Surrey.

    The pioneering £135m labs will enhance UK capability to prevent and control virus diseases of livestock and viruses that spread from animals to people.

  • Article: Oct 31, 2014

    During her visit to Bangladesh, Liberal Democrat International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone wrote the following article on the issue of ending child marriage.

    Imagine your life if you were married at 15, against your will, to an abusive husband. It's the same for almost all the women you know. Your education came to an abrupt end once you were married, and you're not allowed to have a job - other than having babies, that is. And because you got married young, you're probably experiencing some sexual and reproductive health problems.

  • Drugs laws
    Article: Oct 31, 2014

    Statistics released this week showing the rising number of treatment agency admissions for drug poisoning shows the current 'war on drugs' is not working, the Welsh Lib Dems have said.

    In 2013-14, there was a 10.1% increase in the number of working-age adults (25-49 years old) being admitted to treatment agencies for drug-related conditions - this figure now stands at 2,886.

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    Article: Oct 31, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey has opened the West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm.

    The wind farm is located 20km of the Barrow-in-Furness coastline in North West England.

    West of Duddon Sands has 108 wind turbines and will be able to generate 389 MW of electricity, or put simply, enough to power more than 250,000 homes.

  • Article: Oct 31, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb is calling on retailers to behave more responsibly and not sell Halloween costumes that demonise mental illness.

    Norman warns that "schizo-patient" Halloween costumes are stigmatising people with mental illnesses.

    Liberal Democrats believe that mental health should never be ignored or stigmatised.

  • Article: Oct 30, 2014

    A man desperate to get back into work has blasted the benefits system after his money was docked when he admitted that he helped his dyslexic brother with his reading.

    Michael Droushiotis from Mansfield Woodhouse was left gobsmacked after his Job Seekers' Allowance and his housing benefit was slashed to virtually nothing after telling the JobCentre about him assisting his sibling.

  • Article: Oct 30, 2014

    The UK's drugs laws need radical change, Liberal Democrat Home Office Minister Norman Baker has said today.

    Norman's call comes as the government publishes a major report on drugs policies around the world.

    The report finds that tough criminal sentences for drug users make no difference to the rates of drug use.

  • Article: Oct 29, 2014

    The country's leading disabled-led theatre group has had to cancel international work, while its artistic director now fears for her career, because of cuts and delays in dealing with applications to the government's Access to Work (AtW) scheme.

    The problems faced by Graeae Theatre Company - which could see cuts of £125,000 to its annual AtW funding - are just the latest in a string of concerns raised by Deaf and disabled people about the way the programme is run and funded.

  • Article: Oct 29, 2014

    The most important thing we can do as an organisation is to hear first-hand from those we support. That's why Brandon Trust launched its first annual 100 Voices conference four years ago, bringing together as many of the people we support as possible.

    Over those years we have discussed some of the most pressing issues they face; such as accessing transport, securing meaningful employment and the ugly but undeniably pressing issue of hate and mate crime.

  • Article: Oct 29, 2014
    In southportlibdems.org.uk

    HSBC Customer Theresa Smith has complained that the closure of local bank branches is making it harder for disabled citizens particularly wheelchair users.

    In Birkdale Theresa , a Thalidomider fought many years ago to persuade the bank to install ramp access but now the branch is to close with customers re-directed to Lord St - a conservation areas where a ramp will not get planning permission.

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