Kirsty participates in Crickhowell’s Young Interviewer competition


The annual Young Interviewer competition came around once again in early December.

The competition saw pupils at Crickhowell High School put their questions to Kirsty.

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Kirsty Williams AM on Purple Alert to change the future for people affected by pancreatic cancer in Brecon and Radnorshire


Kirsty Williams AM has pledged to get on Purple Alert for pancreatic cancer to help transform the lives of people affected by pancreatic cancer in Brecon and Radnorshire.

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Animal Sentience vote means action is needed

Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for Brecon and Radnorshire, has said action is needed following the Westminster Government voting down an amendment that would have recognised the principle of animal sentience in UK law.

The idea is enshrined through EU law but following this vote its status after Brexit is unclear.

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Budget reaction: £3bn for Brexit planning shows folly of UK Government’s approach

Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for Brecon and Radnorshire, has reacted to the Westminster Government’s budget announced on 22nd November.

The budget contained little positive news for Wales and showed the UK economy is struggling to cope with the pressures of Brexit.

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‘Have your say day’ lets young people put their questions to politicians


On Monday 20th November, the United Nations’ Universal Children Day, young people in Powys were able to put their questions to senior figures in Powys’ public services.

Kirsty Williams, Cabinet Secretary for Education, was joined by representatives from Powys County Council, Powys teaching Health Board, and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

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Kirsty Williams comments on closure of Fronheulog House

It has been confirmed that Fronheulog House will close.

The home has 16 residents with a maximum number of 25 beds.

The decision comes after private owners Hafal Crossroads, after working with the Council, were unable to find funding to carry out what were deemed as essential repairs.

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Schools in Powys benefit from Welsh Government funding secured by Welsh Liberal Democrats

The Welsh Government has announced details of its £2.5million fund to support small and rural schools.

The rural schools grant is a policy taken out of the Welsh Liberal Democrat manifesto, being implemented by Welsh Liberal Democrat Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams.

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Trecastle connected to T6 bus service


From October to March a TaxiBus service will be operating in Trecastle, connecting the village with Sennybridge and the T6 service to Brecon. The service will run on a Tuesday and a Friday.

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Monthly Update: October

You can see a video update for Kirsty's work in October by clicking the link below.

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The Welsh Liberal Democrats and Brexit

As a Welsh Liberal Democrat I am fully aware that my party’s position on the European Union is of great consternation to some. I thought I would take the opportunity to outline my thoughts on what is such an important issue.

During the EU referendum campaign we were repeatedly told by the Leave campaign that the negotiations would be quick, straightforward and painless. Quite clearly, this has not been the case. 16 months on from that vote there are still major uncertainties that still exist over key issues, including our future trading relationship with the single market, migration and farming support. The UK Government has been unable to offer any clarity or reassurance.

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