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Cardiff Liberal Democrats launch 2022 local election manifesto

19 Apr 2022 2 minute read
Cardiff Lib Dems

Cardiff Liberal Democrats have launched their manifesto for the 2022 local council elections, setting out key commitments to create “a greener, fairer, safer Cardiff”.

The Lib Dems currently have 11 councillors and are hoping to unseat the Labour Party, which took control of the council from the Lib Dems following the 2012 election.

After the last council elections in 2017, Labour won 39 of the council’s 75 seats.

Prior to that, the Liberal Democrats had formed a minority administration following the 2004 elections and were the largest party in Cardiff after the 2008 local election, forming an administration with Plaid Cymru.

Key commitments in this year’s manifesto include:

  • Creating a cleaner, greener Cardiff
  • Making our communities and city safer
  • Building social homes and ending homelessness
  • Improving public transport
  • A more inclusive and transparent council

Leader of the Liberal Democrat group and local councillor for Gabalfa Cllr Rhys Taylor said: “The local election on Thursday 5th May gives Cardiff the chance for a fresh start.

“After 10 years of Labour control our streets are dirtier, our roads are in chaos, people feel less safe in their communities, green spaces have been destroyed, and people feel dictated to and taken for granted.

“Our plan for positive change in our city will be a fresh start for Cardiff.”


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Steve George
Steve George
5 months ago

Tuition fees!

The Original Mark
The Original Mark
5 months ago

according to Jane Dodds, on their party political broadcast the other night on tv, we should vote lib dem because they’re doing well in England, I think that tells you all you need to know, apart from allowing a cut in benefits in exchange for a shopping bag tax in england

Llinos
Llinos
5 months ago

If you want a Unionist party who will sell you down the river for a sniff of power, vote Lib Dems. Their motto should be “At least we are not the Tories much”

Grayham Jones
5 months ago

Start fighting for a new wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 join Plaid Cymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 and stop being a little Englander party it’s time for a new wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 kick all English party’s out of wales vote for a new Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 We got to stop getting involved with British politics and start fighting for a new wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Paul
Paul
5 months ago
Reply to  Grayham Jones

Hi Mr Copy & Paste

Llewz
Llewz
5 months ago
Reply to  Paul

I just don’t understand why Grayham’s posts bother some people so much. Do something more constructive and comment on the article maybe? Here’s my tuppence:

Tories will always be Tories, even when they wear orange instead of blue.

Cymru Cymraeg
Cymru Cymraeg
5 months ago

Unforgivable excuse for a political party. Far worse and a lot more treacherous than the Tories

Llewz
Llewz
5 months ago
Reply to  Cymru Cymraeg

Couldn’t agree more. I suppose the “positive” of their existence is that they take some votes off the Tories!

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
5 months ago

Can someone explain the ‘Executive’ and how that sits with the idea of democracy in the Senedd please?

George
George
5 months ago

Lib Dem Councilor’s don’t have much of a say about Wales or UK policy/direction for the Lib Dems. Shouldn’t they be judged based on what they do as Councilors and how this might be better or worse than Labour or Plaid?

Anyone voting Tory this time round (or their right wing friends) are properly silly given the message that needs to be sent to Party Town/Westminster and that this is the first time to do it.

Owain Morgan
Owain Morgan
5 months ago

Unless you’re anti Labour, as well as anti Tory, complaining about the Lib Dems is a bit rich when you consider how many times Labour have broken election manifesto pledges 🙄 Selective memory loss is a choice not a Mental illness 😒😤

Llinos
Llinos
5 months ago
Reply to  Owain Morgan

I’m not sure you really get to tell us what we must and must not be. We are not the BBC. We are not required to pretend to be even handed. We have our own hierarchies of red lines which cannot be crossed. Me, I am not fond of any of the Unionist parties, but Labour are the least worst option in my own personal opinion. Others may have different opinion.

Owain Morgan
Owain Morgan
5 months ago
Reply to  Llinos

That’s fine. Just don’t pretend that the Lib Dems are any worse than Labour. Labour maybe a left wing party, but in my experience they are ideological to a fault, like the the Tories. Also in practice they are a machine that cannot tolerate Federalism or more than one personal identity at a time. They are also quite happy to tell blatant lies about their opponents in speech and print, when they are so unpopular in an area that they’re bound to lose to professionally run branches of other political parties. I hate the Tories, but I hate the Labour… Read more »

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
5 months ago

The Liberal Democrats will never escape being tainted by their tuition fees lies. They were even responsible for increasing fees too. So ironic. they were drunk on power The stench of hypocrisy will always follow them wherever they go Equally as toxic is their association with the Conservative party whose support in 2010 put the Tories back into power after an absence of 13 years. This action facilitated the Conservatives attack on the most vulnerable in society with their ATOS benefit sanctions that led to over 2000 people committing suicide. It also led to where we are today with Boris… Read more »

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