Labour in disarray over M4 plans – Eluned Parrott AM

The Labour party is in “complete disarray” over its M4 plans, Eluned Parrott AM has said today after the First Minister sacked a Labour AM as a committee chair after she spoke out against the plans.

Jenny Rathbone said an "unhealthy culture" at the top of the government stopped AMs from speaking out on issues.  Another AM and former Minister Alun Davies has said he's disappointed at the sacking and that Labour AMs should be “free to debate these matters”.  Labour’s Deputy Leader of Flintshire Council has also called for a vote of no confidence for the First Minister.

Last year the Welsh Liberal Democrats secured an agreement with the Welsh Government that “no construction of an M4 relief road would start before the next Assembly elections.”

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Welsh Government must explain vanishing valley lines

The Welsh Government needs to urgently explain why its plans for rail electrification no longer extend to all of the Valleys, Eluned Parrott AM has said today.

 

Eluned Parrott, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Transport Minister, has noted that there are significant gaps in rail electrification projects with five lines missing from Welsh Government’s National Transport Finance Plan 2015.

 

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Eastern Bay Link an opportunity to sort out congestion in Adamsdown & Splott

With work about to start soon on the Eastern Bay Link Road, Welsh Liberal Democrats have called for a joined up approach to be taken between the Welsh Government and Cardiff Council in order to tackle traffic congestion in Adamsdown & Splott.

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Patchy cancer plan implementation demonstrated by latest figures

The continued patchy implementation of the Welsh Labour Government’s Cancer Delivery Plan is demonstrated by the latest cancer waiting times, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have said.

Not a single Welsh health board met the 95% target for urgent cancer patients. On a Wales-wide basis, this target has still not been met since 2008.

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Wales the only part of the UK to show a yearly increase in unemployment.

Statistics published by the ONS show that unemployment in Wales increased by 4,000 since the last quarter.

And whilst total unemployment in the UK is down 198,000 since last year, in Wales it is actually up by 2,000.

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Eluned Parrott calls for establishment of central housing database to help Syrian refugees

Eluned Parrott, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales Central, in a question to the First Minister today called on the Welsh Government to establish a centralised Welsh Government housing database that people can register with to offer a place to a refugee in Wales.

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Legality of Syrian drone strike must be questioned – Eluned Parrott AM

The public need to be assured that the recent targeted drone strike against Reyaad Khan was legal, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have said.

Cardiff-born Khan was killed in a precision drone strike on 21st August, the first of its kind by UK military services.

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Labour set to charge £1.85 for a bin bag

Cardiff’s Lib Dems have accused Labour of treating its residents with contempt after it was revealed replacement red striped waste bags would cost residents £1.85p each.

Households in some parts of the city will be using the bags instead of new 140 litre black bins and will be limited to a supply of three bags a fortnight.

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Cardiff Lib Dems slam Labour's rubbish idea‏

Cardiff's Liberal Democrats have described plans to limit the city's recycling centres to just two waste super sites as ridiculous and unworkable.

The Labour Council is finalising its plans for the city's waste centres, having already closed the popular and modern facility at Waungron Road in Llandaff. It is now set to announce the closure of either Lamby Way or Wedal Road. The surviving site will be converted into what is being called a 'super' site. 

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Huge Cardiff Council social care overspend is failure of leadership, say Lib Dems

Cardiff Liberal Democrats have expressed shock and alarm after Cardiff Council's social services department revealed a dire financial situation.

The department, the largest of its kind in Wales, told Councillors it already anticipated missing nearly half its planned savings, despite being only three months into the current financial year.

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