Ceredigion Lib Dem Assembly Candidate Elizabeth Evans and local MP Mark Williams launched the Welsh Liberal Democrat ‘Mini Manifesto’ for Ceredigion in Aberystwyth on Saturday.
The Mini Manifesto highlights 50 policies from the party’s national manifesto that are of particular importance to Ceredigion. Key policies include:
- A commitment to the future of Bronglais Hospital and improved rural health care by focusing on recruitment into GP surgeries.
- Expanding the Pupil Premium, which has already delivered £3,737,084 for schools in Ceredigion and reduce infant class sizes, benefiting the 904 pupils in Ceredigion who are taught in classes of more than 25 pupils.
- Build 20,000 affordable homes across Wales by 2021 and help younger people afford their first home through an innovative ‘Rent to Own’ scheme.
- Cut council tax for energy efficient homes by £100 a year for ten years.
- Introduce a £2,500 a year Student Living Support Grant to help students meet the cost of living whilst at university and increase the funding available through HEFCW for Aberystwyth University and UW Trinity St David.
- Provide funding for a full feasibility study into re-opening the rail link between Aberystwyth, Lampeter and Carmarthen.
Elizabeth Evans commented: “The Welsh Liberal Democrats have a positive plan for Wales, focused on improving public services, empowering communities and strengthening the Welsh economy. It is a plan for the whole of Wales, which will benefit Ceredigion by protecting Bronglais Hospital and investing in rural healthcare, supporting rural communities and agriculture, backing the Aberystwyth to Carmarthen rail link and taking action to improve broadband and mobile phone connections.”