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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Kirsty Williams welcomes NFU Cymru’s warning against ‘no deal’ Brexit

NFU Cymru President Stephen James has warned against a ‘no deal’ Brexit, speaking at NFU Conference 2017.

Mr James said a ‘no deal’ Brexit could have ‘severe implications’ for Welsh farmers, described the UK remaining in the Single Market as the only ‘sensible option’, said the agricultural sector is ‘running out of patience’ with negotiations, and called the prospect of leaving the European Union without a deal ‘deeply troubling’.

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Kirsty Williams AM visits Brecon mental health charity


Kirsty Williams, Assembly Member for Brecon and Radnorshire, visited the Brecon branch of mental health charity Mind at their office.

Discussion focused on ‘Active Monitoring’, an early intervention service designed to ensure people with symptoms of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or stress are referred directly to a Mind Practitioner to be seen quickly. From there people are supported through a guided self-management programme. 

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Kirsty Williams AM finds out more about the vital role of pulmonary rehabilitation


On Tuesday 31 October, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for Brecon and Radnorshire (and Cabinet Secretary for Education) Kirsty Williams visited a pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) session at Brecon War Memorial Hospital.

Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is a programme of exercise and education for people with long-term lung conditions provided by the NHS and, in some areas, privately. PR combines physical exercise sessions with discussion and advice on lung health and is designed to help people manage the symptoms of their condition.

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