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Mark Williams facilitates meeting for Traws Link Cymru and Secretary of State for Wales

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Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has met with the Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb MP, and representatives of Traws Link Cymru to discuss their campaign to reopen the Aberystwyth to Carmarthen railway line.

The meeting, which was facilitated by Mark Williams MP, was held in the Wales Office in London.  Adrian Kendon, Mike Walker, and Flora McNerney attend as representatives of the Traws Link Cymru campaign.

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Mark Williams visits pioneering ‘Perpetual V2G’ hi-tech company in Lampeter

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has visited revolutionary company, Perpetual V2G, based in Lampeter. 

The company, who have been featured on television, produces an innovative type of battery, reducing carbon emissions and saving fuel.

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Welsh Lib Dems ready for the fight in Ceredigion

Mark Williams MP’s election campaign was launched at a packed Aberaeron Memorial Hall on Friday evening.

Speeches were heard on the night from Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats Kirsty Williams AM, as well as Mrs Mary Bott MBE, and Mark Williams.  Entertainment was provided by Elinor Powell’s excellent ‘Sgarmes’.  The event was hosted by Cardigan’s Mark Cole and Aberaeron’s Elizabeth Evans, and Presidents for the evening were Lampeter’s Mr and Mrs Picton Jones.

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Mark Williams raises concern about provision of mental health services in rural areas

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has raised his concerns about the provision of mental health services in rural areas, particularly when a lack of beds and services can mean those suffering with mental health issues are being kept in prison cells as a last resort.

In a debate in Parliament this week on Mental Health Care in the NHS Mark Williams highlighted this issue, having received increasing representations about the lack of provision of mental health services in Ceredigion following the closure of the Afallon ward.  

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Animal protection campaign welcomes stance of Mark Williams MP

Animal protection campaigners today welcomed the support of Ceredigion’s local Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams for important advances in the effort to reduce the use of animals in laboratories.

Twin campaigns by the BUAV, Britain's leading organisation campaigning to end animal experiments, call for lifting the secrecy surrounding the licensing of animal experiments and an end to the use of animal testing for household products such as washing-up liquid. 

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Mark Williams supports the Teacher Car Campaign

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has supported the Teacher Car Campaign, which calls for the inclusion of teachers into the salary sacrifice car schemes, available to many other public and private workers. 

Teachers are currently the only profession excluded from having access to salary sacrifice car schemes, which allows employees to sacrifice a portion of their gross salary in return for a brand new car, with annual savings of around £1200.  

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Mark Williams supports National Libraries Day

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has supported this year’s National Libraries Day, visiting Aberystwyth library on Saturday (7th February).

Events are held across the UK to mark the day, and let people show how important their library is to them.

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Self-employed workers in Ceredigion paid £593 less tax – Mark Williams

Thousands of self-employed workers in Ceredigion paid £593 less tax in their latest returns because of a Liberal Democrat policy to raise the personal allowance, new Treasury figures reveal.

The January 31 deadline for self-assessment was the first to include the Coalition's income tax cut, introduced in April 2013.  It saw the personal allowance - the point at which people start to pay tax - rise to £9,400.

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Mark Williams deems parking tickets for community nurses on duty ‘insulting’

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has spoken of his dismay that nurses working at the Church Road surgery have received parking tickets whilst on duty, despite clearly displaying their nursing badges on the windscreens of their vehicles.  This situation has been exacerbated by the fact that, when contesting these parking tickets, the County Council has refused to overturn them, stating that they ‘found no grounds for the cancellation of the charge.’

Having received representations from the community nurses affected, Mark Williams has contacted the Chief Executive of the County Council to express his disappointment at the decision to uphold the car parking fines for the nurses, particularly as both nurses had badges clearly displayed in their windows saying ‘Community Staff on Duty’ and ‘NHS authorised.’  

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Mark Williams supports National Voter Registration Day

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams is supporting National Voter Registration Day on Thursday 5th February, by encouraging local residents in Ceredigion to register to vote.

National Voter Registration Day was launched last year by Bite the Ballot and 50,000 people were registered in just one day through events being held across the UK by businesses, community groups and schools. This year the aim is to register 250,000 people.

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