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Aled Roberts

AC dros Ogledd Cymru

Aled Roberts outside Senedd (Richard Thomas)

Cafodd Aled Roberts ei ethol fel Aelod Cynulliad dros Ogledd Cymru ym mis Mai 2011.

Aled is married to Llinos who is a lecturer at Yale College and they have two sons, Osian and Ifan. Brought up in the village he represents he attended Ysgol y Ponciau, Ysgol y Grango and Ysgol Rhiwabon before going on to study law at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. After obtaining his solicitors' professional qualification he practised at the Wrexham firm of Geoffrey Morris and Ashton where he became a partner. He ceased to practise as a solicitor when he was elected Leader of Wrexham County Borough in 2005.

Aled also serves as a member of Rhos Community Council and is Secretary of Ebeneser Chapel, Rhos where he has been an organist since the age of 11.

He was instrumental in the campaign to serve the Rhos Miners' Institute (known locally as the Stiwt) and has been its secretary since 1987.

He is also Chair of Governors at Ysgol Gymraeg I D Hooson and a Governor at Ysgol Maes y Mynydd, Rhos.

Aled has been continuously re-elected to serve the Ponciau Ward since 1991 and served as Mayor of Wrexham in 2003-04. He was elected Leader of Wrexham County Borough Council in March 2005.

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  • Aled Roberts AM talking with pupils
    Erthygl: 2014 Tach 28

    On the 10th anniversary of free school breakfasts in Wales, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Minister Aled Roberts writes...

    Despite free school breakfasts having been in place for ten years now, still only one in every five children are benefitting from them. A significant number of our poorest children aren't even getting free breakfasts, which means this scheme is falling short of the Welsh Government's original aims.

  • Mental health
    Erthygl: 2014 Tach 25

    A Welsh Assembly inquiry into Welsh Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) has found that the service "does not have capacity to meet the demands currently placed on it."

    Over the last four years, there has been a 100% increase in demand for CAMHS, yet the Children, Young People and Education Committee found that evidence "overwhelmingly suggest a perception of significant under-capacity within specialist CAMHS and this was leading to long waiting lists and increasing difficulties in accessing the service."

  • Aled Roberts conference
    Erthygl: 2014 Tach 10

    A report released today claiming Welsh care homes are seen as places of "irreversible decline" shows the need for a rethink on care homes, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have said today.

    The report, published by the Older Person's Commissioner for Wales, claimed that many older people currently living in care homes lived an "unacceptable quality of life".

  • Kids school meal
    Erthygl: 2014 Tach 4

    To mark National School Meals Week, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have criticised the Welsh Labour Government for refusing to give free school meals to all infants in Wales, despite being given money that would allow it to do so.

    The Liberal Democrats in Government introduced this policy in England, which was successfully implemented at start of this school year. The move will save the average family £400 a year per child; a welcome ease to household budgets. The Liberal Democrats have also announced a manifesto commitment to expand the policy to all primary school pupils.

  • Aled Roberts conference
    Erthygl: 2014 Tach 4

    North Wales' health services have been subject to fresh troubles today as Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board's 'Escalation and Intervention' arrangements have now been raised to only one position below being in special measures.

    In a letter to the Welsh Assembly's Public Accounts Committee, the Chief Executive of NHS Wales Dr Andrew Goodall said that the health board needed support to ensure it was able to address the challenges it faces. It has stated that its escalation status should be raised to the category of 'Targeted Intervention' which is one step away from being placed into special measures.

  • Aled Roberts AM talking with pupils
    Erthygl: 2014 Hyd 22

    Following the publication of an report into the Welsh Liberal Democrat flagship Pupil Deprivation Grant, our Shadow Education Minister Aled Roberts writes...

    It is encouraging to see that this Welsh Government-commissioned report has identified a number of positive indicators to show that the PDG is having its intended effect. Particularly, there is evidence to show that a significant amount of new activity has been undertaken to support disadvantaged pupils; there has also been a culture change in schools which has improved the way they tackle disadvantage and monitor impact.

  • Aled Roberts conference
    Erthygl: 2014 Hyd 20

    The poorest children in Wales are being let down by the Welsh Labour Government, Aled Roberts AM has argued today following the publication of the second 'State of the nation' report into social mobility and child poverty.

    The report was commissioned by the UK Government and produced by a group chaired by former Labour Minister Alan Milburn said that is was "especially concerned " that a smaller proportion of Welsh children who receive free school meals achieve five good GCSEs (26%) compared to children from similar backgrounds in England (38%). 

  • Aled Roberts AM talking with pupils
    Erthygl: 2014 Medi 25

    This morning, the Welsh Government announced that their controversial school banding system will be replaced with a new scheme based on individual pupil data.

    The scheme announced today is very similar to the Welsh Liberal Democrats' own policy on individual pupil monitoring, passed at our conference in Spring 2013 (full details here).

  • Aled Roberts portrait
    Erthygl: 2014 Medi 12

    Commenting on reports that Caerleon Campus is set to close, Aled Roberts, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Minister, said:

    "We are seeing yet another broken promise from the Welsh Labour Government. The merger only took place last year and we were explicitly told that campuses wouldn't close.

    "This is a major blow not only for students, but for staff too who have every right to feel angry and betrayed. Labour needs to explain why it has gone back on its word.

  • Kids school meal
    Erthygl: 2014 Medi 2

    Welsh infants are missing out on a free hot school meal every day because of the Welsh Labour Government, while their English peers sit down to a free meal every day as they head back to school this week.

    Liberal Democrats in Government have introduced free school meals for all pupils aged 4-7 in England, starting with this academic year. The move will save the average family £400 a year per child; a welcome ease to household budgets. This comes as the Liberal Democrats announce this week their manifesto commitment to expand the policy to all primary school pupils.