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New plans could hurt tourism, warn local Liberal Democrats

Kirsty Williams and Jane Dodds have called on the Conservative Government to address concern over possible plans that could risk small businesses in tourism struggling to cope with an increase in late cancellations.

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Progress in residential care users keeping more of their money is welcomed by local Liberal Democrats

Jane Dodds and Kirsty Williams have welcomed an announcement that means residential care users can keep hold of more of their savings and investments.

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Call for reassurance over cross-border healthcare

Following the news that Chester Hospital is refusing to take in Welsh patients on financial grounds, Jane Dodds is seeking reassurance over the rights of people in Wales to access services in English hospitals.

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Jane Dodds and Kirsty Williams press for Brecon barracks to stay open

Jane Dodds and Kirsty Williams have made a joint call for the Ministry of Defence to reverse its planned closure of Brecon barracks.

They articulated their position in a joint response to the Welsh Affairs Committee’s inquiry into ‘Wales and the Armed Forces’, which includes specific consideration of the ‘impact of Ministry of Defence estate rationalisations on local economies and communities.’

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Statement on Chris Davies Plea

The Welsh Liberal Democrats issued the below statement following Chris Davies’ decision to plead guilty to two charges of making a false expenses claim.

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No-deal Brexit vote shows the Conservatives are treating farmers with contempt

Following the vote on a no-deal Brexit in the House of Commons this evening, Kirsty Williams and Jane Dodds have expressed disappointment that Conservatives voted in favour of a no-deal Brexit.

Jane Dodds, the party’s candidate for Brecon and Radnorshire, has said the Conservatives have treated farmers with disregard and contempt.

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Jane Dodds for Brecon & Radnorshire

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds has been selected to be the party's Westminster candidate for Brecon & Radnorshire.

Jane has been Welsh Liberal Democrat leader since 2017 and was selected to be the candidate by local party members in an all-member ballot.

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Library use in Powys

Kirsty Williams AM has published research showing that Powys’ residents value their libraries more than most of Wales. She has re-iterated calls that the Conservative/Independent administration at Powys Council Council should rethink its plans to slash support for branch libraries.

The intervention comes amidst ongoing budget uncertainty following the rejection of the Council Cabinet’s budget proposals on 21st February.

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OPPOSITION COUNCILLORS KEPT IN THE DARK ABOUT BREAKFAST CLUB CUTS

All Powys primary schools providing Breakfast Clubs will have the funding for them axed by the Tory/Independent-run Powys County Council from 1st April this year. Without the funding it is unlikely that the Breakfast Clubs, which since 2013 have provided healthy food to vulnerable children and essential childcare support for busy parents, will continue.

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Safe Sex and Early Testing Essential to Fight Against HIV

The Brecon & Radnorshire Liberal Democrats welcome the good news that 386 Welsh NHS patients at high-risk of contracting HIV  have accessed the preventative Truvada® PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) drug since July 2017. PrEP became available in Wales through a three-year monitoring study, after dogged campaigning from the Welsh Liberal Democrats. 

However, safe sex and early testing remain essential to successfully preventing and treating HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). 

Watch this powerful video from CNN with Anderson Cooper and Andrew Sullivan discussing the AIDS epidemic and PrEP: 

 

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