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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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Cysylltwch â Aled Roberts

Diweddariadau Diweddar

  • Erthygl: 2012 Mawrth 8

    Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Aled Roberts led a Short Debate on improving acoustics in classrooms in the Senedd on Wednesday. The debate seeks to highlight the difficulties that school children with a hearing loss face when trying to follow their teacher in a classroom with poor acoustics, and calls for more robust legislation to ensure that in future all new classrooms are built to comply with acoustic standards.

  • Erthygl: 2012 Mawrth 5

    As the row over funding in Higher Education rumbles on, Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Aled Roberts has called for an urgent and thorough discussion on HE fees. The call comes in the wake of University of Wales Newport cutting its fees in line with advice from the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW). However, rather than the drop heralding an increase in the number of students attending Newport, the university is concerned that the criteria the Welsh Government is using to allocate places will actually result in a significant drop in numbers.

  • Erthygl: 2012 Chwef 21

    Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Aled Roberts has called on Education Minister Leighton Andrews' to provide more detail about his decision to scrap the Child Development Assessment Profile (CDAP) and replace it with a "tool that better supports children's early learning and development".

  • Erthygl: 2012 Chwef 20

    Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Aled Roberts has welcomed today's announcement that the banding of primary schools is to be delayed until September 2014. The decision comes in the wake of a report published by the Chief Inspector for Education and Training which highlighted a number of weaknesses in the accuracy of primary school assessments.

  • Erthygl: 2012 Ion 31

    The Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Education in the Assembly, Aled Roberts, has reacted to today's publication of Estyn's Annual Report by repeating his calls for the Education Minister to recognise that the achievement of individual pupils and the support that will be provided by new regional consortia must be key factors in raising school standards.

  • Erthygl: 2012 Ion 31

    Statistics released by UCAS show the number of applications to Welsh universities for 2012 has fallen compared to the previous year.

    Following the deadline on 15 January, the number of applicants received were down by 9.3% on 2011 figures. There was a 12.3% (36,195 applicants) fall from English applicants, which is just over half of the total applications to Welsh institutions. Scottish numbers were down 39.5% and Northern Irish 15.3%, with Welsh applicants dropping by 4.5%.

  • Erthygl: 2012 Ion 26

    Aled Roberts, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for North Wales, has welcomed today's commitment from the Heritage Minister, Huw Lewis, that he will support calls to improve the provision of Welsh language and Wales-related television programming in North Wales. Currently, many areas of North Wales cannot receive Welsh programming through BBC Wales, ITV Wales and S4C. The situation has been exacerbated as a result of transmitter changes in England after Wales' digital switchover.

  • Erthygl: 2012 Ion 24

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats have called on the Welsh Government to work with the Coalition in Westminster to ensure that comparable school expenditure statistics can once again be made available.

    Last week, it was announced that the 'Local Authority Budgeted Expenditure on Schools 2011-12: Wales and England Comparison' was to be discontinued because of changes in education policy in England meant it was not possible to produce comparable figures.

  • Erthygl: 2012 Ion 18

    Aled Roberts, Welsh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Children and Young People in the National Assembly, has called on the Welsh Government to make sure that adequate resources are available to meet the demands of planned expansion of the Flying Start scheme.

    Flying Start is a Welsh Government scheme aimed at providing additional support to families with children under the age of four who live in deprived areas of Wales.

  • Erthygl: 2012 Ion 17

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats have spoken out against the Local Government Minister's announcement that he intends to delay the election of councillors in the County of the Isle of Anglesey for a year.

    Aled Roberts, Assembly Member for North Wales said:

    "The Welsh Liberal Democrats made our views clear to the Minister during the consultation process that we were not convinced, given the scale of issues facing Anglesey council, there was any reason to delay Council elections until 2013.

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