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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 through standing candidates for County, Town and Community Council elections and also through community-based campaigns.

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.

Get Involved

Why not get involved? This Site provides information on joining or supporting us as well as information on our policies and our local activities and meetings. We have regular local meetings as well as a Welsh Liberal Democrat Office in the centre of Carmarthen.

You can find out more, including how to keep in touch or join the Liberal Democrats, on this site.

Recent updates

  • Article: Apr 19, 2014

    Plans for tougher penalties against reckless directors have been unveiled by Business Secretary Vince Cable today.

    While the UK already has one of the strongest disqualification regimes in the world - with disqualification periods ranging from two years up to fifteen years for the worst offenders - the new measures will mean the rogue minority face stronger deterrents to break the law and more robust sanctions if they do.

  • Article: Apr 17, 2014

    The Conservative mayor of Swindon has resigned after he called disabled people "Mongols" and questioned whether they should be allowed to have sex.

    In a letter to Swindon Council's Borough solicitor Stephen Taylor, mayor Nick Martin said: "It is with regret that I submit my resignation as Mayor of the Borough of Swindon with immediate effect."

  • Article: Apr 17, 2014

    A woman with Crohn's disease has lost a legal challenge against a decision to refuse NHS funding to freeze her eggs.

    Lawyers for Elizabeth Rose, 25, from Margate, Kent, claimed in the High Court it was unlawful to refuse the treatment to preserve her fertility.

    Miss Rose fears an imminent bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy treatment will leave her infertile.

  • Article: Apr 17, 2014
    Phil Storm 14 April 20:01
    There have been a number of post both on hear and on the LDDAtalk email system in relation to the proposed changes / cuts to the Disabled Students Allowance. The LDDA exec has remained silent on the proposed changes till now as we wanted to ensure we had the full facts before commenting. Below is a link to the document highlighting the proposed changes and on initially reading, they should fair and reasonable only upon more detailed knowledge of DSA and further investigation, dose the real effects of such changes come to light. Both myself and the vice Chair Kelly-Marie Blundell are currently working behind the scene to highlight the LDDA's concern over the proposed changes and will keep you up dated on our progress.http://www.practitioners.slc.co.uk/media/744663/ssin_01-15_apr2014.pdf
  • Article: Apr 17, 2014

    Responsible department: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    David Willets, the Minister for Universities and Science, has announced the "modernisation" of the government grant for students with disabilities, the Disabled Students Allownaces (DSA). The initial detail of this modernisation is a series of cuts in provision, placing the funding burden on Universities and individual students.
    We the undersigned believe that these cuts will:

  • Article: Apr 17, 2014

    I am confident that Lib Dems will be united in welcoming today's news that Vince Cable has put out a call for evidence on a new register of arms brokers. The proposed register would introduce tougher regulations on the arms trade and is yet another historic victory for the Lib Dems in government.

    Arms brokers act as intermediaries in many arms deals by bringing together potential buyers and sellers in return for a cut of the transaction. Currently UK companies require a license before they can export military goods, but brokers are somewhat of an unknown entity. Under the proposals all brokers will have to appear on a public registry, with possible requirements to attend training courses and suitability assessments.

  • Eluned Parrott portrait (Stephen Radford)
    Article: Apr 16, 2014

    Commenting on figures published today showing unemployment in Wales fell by 6,000 in the 3 months to February 2014, Eluned Parrott, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Economy Minister, said:

    "Liberal Democrats in the UK Government are building a stronger economy and today we can see what that means for people in Wales.

  • Article: Apr 16, 2014

    New figures show the rate of unemployment has fallen below 7% for the first time since the recession. The number of people out of work dropped by 77,000 in the last three months, while total employment has seen the biggest annual jump in a generation.

    There are now more people in work than ever before, with nearly 0.7 million more people in employment since this time last year, showing that the Lib Dem plan to create a million jobs is working.

  • Article: Apr 15, 2014

    The European Parliament has approved new rules to make big lorries safer for other road users and more fuel-efficient.

    Under changes pushed by Liberal Democrat MEPs, the design of lorry cabs are set to be changed to reduce the number of blind spots under the front widescreen and the side of the vehicle. The new designs would also include safer cab fronts to reduce damage caused by impacts with cyclists and pedestrians. It is thought the proposal could help prevent dozens of fatal accidents each year.

  • Article: Apr 15, 2014

    Nick Clegg has called for the publication of the Chilcot report into the Iraq war, which identifies exactly what happened in the run-up to the conflict in Iraq.

    The Chilcot report includes about 200 cabinet-level discussions, 25 notes from Tony Blair to George W Bush and more than 130 records of conversations between the former US president and Tony Blair.

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