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Rodney Berman confirmed as Lib Dem candidate for Cardiff Central at next General Election

26 Nov 2022 2 minute read
Rodney Berman

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have announced Rodney Berman as their candidate for Cardiff Central for the next General Election.

The Cardiff Central seat is currently held by Labour MP Jo Stevens, but was previously held by the Liberal Democrats from 2005-2015.

Mr Berman is a Cardiff Councillor in Penylan and served as Leader of Cardiff Council for eight years between 2004 and 2012.

The Welsh Liberal Democrats claim that the Labour Party has taken Cardiff for granted over recent years at all levels and accused it of presiding over failures in the healthcare system, the cladding crisis and public transport.

Fed up

Commenting on his selection Cllr Berman said: “Having lived in this constituency for nearly thirty years, I know how important it is to have someone fighting our corner. Local people are fed up with governments and a council which takes them for granted.

“As a councillor in the area for many years, I have fought hard for many improvements to ensure the area is well served – from new crossings and other road safety schemes to make our streets safer, to a new library and new Welsh medium schools.

“All too often I have seen local Labour representatives who have failed to listen and act on concerns from the community.

“Far too many people tell me they don’t think Labour is really listening to them on issues like tackling the increasing congestion we’re seeing on Cardiff’s roads, addressing cuts to local bus services or fighting to secure the re-opening of Pentwyn Leisure Centre.

“They despair at the quality of some of our local services like waste collections and the threat to reduce the frequency of black bin collections, while repeatedly being asked to pay more and more in council tax.

“All too often I note that our current Labour MP and MS are silent on such concerns, so we really do need a local champion who will be more vocal and who will put this area first. That’s what I’d want to do if given the chance to serve as the area’s MP.”


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Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
2 months ago

Yeah….cosmic….

The Lib-Dems the party that sold out students and disabled people for a five-pence carrier bag charge in England….. those guys. Properly trustworthy.

If they ever took control of The Senedd it wouldn’t be a week before they abolished it and signed a treaty with England that gave us all up to Westmonster in exchange for a vague promise that one day a Tory government might lower its carbon output by half a percent and they would expect applause for doing so too.

George Thomas
George Thomas
2 months ago
Reply to  Cathy Jones

Lib Dems wanted to be in government, even as minority part, in 2010 so sought to do so by allowing a more right wing (center-right) agenda than voters in Cardiff Central were willing to accept. Labour now want to be in government and currently are seeking to do so by allowing a more right wing (center-right) agenda than voters in Cardiff Central want. The 2010 Lid Dem wasn’t as bad as her party back then, the 2022 Labour candidate isn’t as bad as where her party is going but the main challenger to each of them is a strong local… Read more »

Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
2 months ago

Another unionist party with negotiable values.
Dim diolch

DAI Ponty
DAI Ponty
2 months ago

Lib/Dems 2 parties Liberals disapeared about 100 years ago Dems MICKY MOUSE party and after the next election the Scum party Tory into oblivion like the Liberals and Plaid need to step up to the mark

Robin Lynn
Robin Lynn
2 months ago
Reply to  DAI Ponty

Was that a sentence?

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