Soaring LibDems set up a new local party group in Llanelli
A NEW local party has been set up in Llanelli after the constituency became the fastest growing in both Wales and Britain in terms of support for the Liberal Democrats.
Lib Dem AM Kirsty Williams, who is also the Welsh Minister for Education, has embraced the role of the party’s new president.
Ms Williams, who was brought up in Bynea, said she was pleased to be involved.
She said: “I am delighted and honoured to be asked to be president of the new Carmarthenshire Liberal Democrats.
“It’s fantastic to be president of such a dynamic and enthusiastic group, with such a clear vision for a more inclusive and prosperous Carmarthenshire and I am confident the future is looking bright for them.
“As a long-serving member of the local party I cut my teeth in Carmarthenshire, and I am delighted to see the progress that has been made locally.”
The party believes it is winning support as a result of its internationalist outlook and pro-European stance and their very clear policy on Brexit.
Party chiefs claim parents and pupils are seeing the benefits of the progressive policies the Welsh Lib Dem Minister of Education – Kirsty Williams – is implementing across Wales, in contrast to the turmoil in the English education system.
They also claim their backing over key issues, including their opposition to the downgrading of Prince Philip Hospital and their support for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon – placing green issues at the heart of the party – has also boosted their popularity.
Jane Dodds, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, added: “I have known the former branch and have admired their welldeserved reputation for campaigning.
“The infectious energy that is emanating from Carmarthenshire Liberal Democrats, is helping to re-energise the Welsh Libs both locally and across Wales. Diolch a pob lwc i’r dyfodol”.
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