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Churchlands_-_MJ_EP_DR_conversation.JPGSouth Wales Central AM, Eluned Parrott, has been spreading the word about a major planning issue in north Cardiff.

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Broken promises over library services must be honoured


This week marks one year since Roath Library closed after its boiler failed. The library has remained closed since then, depriving residents in the Adamsdown ward of a much needed library service.

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Cardiff bus station delay shock

Cardiff Lib Dems are shocked by further delays with the new bus station.

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Welsh Government misleads over M4

Eluned Parrott grilled the Minister for Economy, Science, and Transport, Edwina Hart over figures included in non-statutory consultations over the so called M4 Black Route.


In questions in the Chamber today, Eluned challenged the accuracy of information in Welsh Government marketing materials that Friends of the Earth have described as “a pack of lies”.


The queried figures include the cost, future CO2 emissions, jobs to be created and capacity of the current road.



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Wales unemployment rate still lagging behind

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have hit out at Labour’s lack of economic vision as statistics show Wales is still lagging behind on decreasing unemployment.

Statistics released today show that the unemployment rate in Wales has decreased by 0.3 percentage points to 6.2%, which is slower than the UK average decrease of 0.6 percentage points. The unemployment rate is the third highest of any UK region.

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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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