Welsh Liberal Democrats prepare for biggest Conference ever

2011 Mawrth 3 3:35 PM

Welsh Liberal Democrats are preparing to for their biggest conference ever this weekend in Cardiff ahead of the Assembly Elections in May. Their Conference will start as Wales seems set to move to the next phase of devolution.

As well as a set piece speech by Kirsty Williams on Saturday, there will be keynote speeches from Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Roger Williams, Deputy Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats.

Nick Clegg, Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister will join Kirsty and key candidates at the opening rally on Friday night.

The past four years of the Labour-Plaid Government has left Wales with an education system that leaves Welsh pupils behind their UK counterparts, a health service where people have to wait twice as long to be treated and parts of Wales poorer than parts of Bulgaria and Romania.

Throughout the weekend, the Welsh Liberal Democrats will set out their priorities for the coming weeks for the Assembly election.

On the Economy, the Welsh Liberal Democrats will:

On Education, the Welsh Liberal Democrats will:

On Health, the Welsh Liberal Democrats will:

On the environment, the Welsh Liberal Democrats will:

Kirsty Williams, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats said:

"Under the last four years of the Labour-Plaid Government, we've seen our education system suffer with the spending gap between England and Wales grow to £604. We've seen our health system deteriorate with more money spent per head in Wales but worse outcomes and services than in England. And we've seen the Labour-Plaid Government spend more money on economic development than any other part of the UK but Wales is the poorest part of the United Kingdom and we're still falling further behind.

"This is going to be an exciting weekend where we will tell people that Wales can do better.

"This weekend will be a positive start to our National Assembly election campaign. We will show that our costed policies will transform the failures that will have been left behind by the Labour-Plaid Government."

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