Liberal Democrats

The Welsh Liberal Democrats will put the wellbeing of our people and planet first.

We will balance the needs of our people with the needs of our planet, and concentrate on the jobs, housing and healthcare we so desperately need. We will put recovery first.

By Jane Dodds, Mar 19, 2021 4:03

Jane Dodds

These have been hard times for us all.

Covid has dominated our lives over the past year; Personally, professionally, politically.

Covid has dominated our lives over the past year; Personally, professionally, politically.

We have all needed to find extra resilience, additional emotional resources, extra bandwidth in our efforts to get through these times. A year when we lost people. When people lost jobs and livelihoods. When loneliness became an even bigger killer and when Welsh small businesses were brought to their knees.

But Wales is a resilient nation. Welshness through the centuries has been more than just a political or legal identity. It has been a way of life, a state of mind. Our community spirit has inspired the greatest social reformers who have transformed Britain.

That Welsh community spirit extends an unqualified thank you to our delivery drivers, our shop workers, our pharmacists, refuse collectors, teachers, and social workers who have worked on through the pandemic.

That spirit is what drives us to action as Welsh Liberal Democrats. It also inspires us to set out a progressive and inspiring vision for the Wales we want to see.

That spirit is what drives us to action as Welsh Liberal Democrats.

That is why the Welsh Liberal Democrats will be putting Wales’ Recovery First. At the heart of our recovery will be:
🧠Mental Health;
💷The economy;
🌿 The environment;
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 and your family.

We will create a Wales where everyone is equal, where no one is enslaved by poverty, ill health or circumstance. We will not tolerate poverty and we will push hard for positive change in all we do – particularly when it comes to saving our planet.

Did you know that in government, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have used our influence to double the number of affordable homes built in Wales, with £1.5 billion spent on affordable homes in the past five years? That’s £1.5 billion worth of housing we’ve delivered – that you’ve delivered.

And with our fantastic Education Minister in Kirsty Williams, we’ve achieved so much.

Kirsty has stood up for our pupils and teachers throughout the pandemic, ensuring no student’s results suffered due to time out of the classroom. Kirsty has funded free school meals outside term time, ensuring no child goes hungry while school is out, and she has delivered a revolutionary new Welsh Curriculum, with modern teaching for a modern Wales.

That’s the value of the Welsh Liberal Democrats being in government. Now imagine if we weren’t there. A minority Conservative government propped up by Abolish and the Brexit Party – rowing back on devolution? Probably.

That’s the value of the Welsh Liberal Democrats being in government.

Instead, imagine what the Senedd could achieve with a bigger Welsh Liberal Democrat team, building on Kirsty’s legacy. Our candidates next year are incredible. All of them bring their own unique experience, with the drive and determination to fight for Wales’ future. We cannot allow the Senedd to operate without a Liberal voice. With our Liberal Democrat Candidates, Wales won’t just recover, it will bounce back, stronger than before.

My pledge to you is that the Welsh Liberal Democrats will put the wellbeing of our people and planet first.

We will balance the needs of our people with the needs of our planet, and concentrate on the jobs, housing and healthcare we so desperately need. We will put recovery first. We will put Wales’ future first.

For this to happen, we need teams in your towns, constituencies and regions - delivering leaflets, speaking to voters on the phones and sharing our message online. So let’s go out there and get our fantastic candidates elected. Let’s go and put recovery first!

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