Mark Williamssupports Bill to overturn Bedroom Tax
Ceredigion's Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williamsis delighted at the success of the Affordable Homes Bill in Parliament, a Bill which seeks to amend the bedroom tax, a policy which Mark has consistently opposed during its passage through Parliament.
Powys County Council have this week agreed to terminate the Care contract with Reach and hand over their case load to Abacare. Provision of care is a statutory duty for Powys County Council. Both William Powell AM and Jane Dodds, Montgomeryshire Liberal Democrat Candidate, have been pressing this point continuously and asking for meetings with the Chief Executive and Leader of the Council.
Contact / Cyswllt: Heather Kidd on 01686 625527, William Powell AM on 07703 112113 or Jane Dodds on 07758 318772
William Powell AM and Jane Dodds help celebrate 40 years of CAT
William Powell AM for Mid & West Wales had a fantastic time at the Centre for Alternative Technology as they celebrated their 40th Birthday. He said " There were an exciting & fun energy efficient events all day! I really enjoyed every minute."
Commenting on the evidence Ann Clwyd MP gave today to the Health Committee, Kirsty Williams, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, said:
"Ann Clwyd's evidence today once again highlighted that many hospitals in Wales are getting the basics wrong. That is exactly why it is essential my 'More Nurses' bill becomes a reality so that we have safe staff nursing levels in our hospitals. Nurses in Wales are under huge pressure, with more patients to care for than any other part of the UK.
Contact/ Cyswllt: Heather Kidd, regional Office Manager for William Powell AM
Tel ; 01686 625527
Welsh Labour letting patients and paramedics down - William Powell AM
Figures released today show that, in April, just 57.8% of emergency responses (in Powys) to Category A (immediately life-threatening) calls arrived at the scene within 8 minutes - and well below the target of 65%. In England and Scotland the target for the same priority call is 75%.
Today, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launched the Liberal Democrats' 2014 European election campaign. The launch took place in Colchester at a rally with activists and supporters, followed by a public town hall-style Q&A session hosted by Heart FM.
William Powell Assembly Member for Mid &West Wales and Cllr Gareth Morgan (Llandiloes) have raised questions over the awarding of a new adult social care contract by Powys County Council following allegations about the process of tendering.
William Powell AM said:
''Constituents have brought a number of serious concerns to me on several aspects of the tender process. If proven this could prove a considerable risk to the Council and to service users.
The people of Newtown protested yesterday at the loss of the well used Customer Service Centre. Cllr Joy Jones organised a petition and was present through the day to listen to people's concerns.
"This centre is used by 1700 people a month to get help and advice on a huge range of vital council services. It is near the bus station and the shops and so it makes it easy for people to pop in to get help.