It is been revealed that as recently as 2013 the Labour Leadership contender Owen Smith did not oppose tuition fees that Welsh Labour kept in place during the Coalition Government’s term of office. Owen Smith has proposed a progressive graduate tax, but some have argued that is exactly what is in place at present, just by a different name.
Liberal Democrat, Karen Roberts, has admitted she does not have what it takes to fight Labour and Plaid Cymru in the battle for the Rhondda and is standing down as the party’s candidate for Rhondda.
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council has announced it is to close 11 schools as part of a 21-century transformation of education in the borough. Around 7,000 pupils in the borough will be affected by $115m plans to create three “super schools,” following the approval of the plans by the council’s Cabinet.
The United Kingdom Independence Party, a coalition of eurosceptic Britons, had a landslide victory in the United Kingdom in the elections to the European Parliament, topping the polls in terms of number of seats, yet coming second in Wales.
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council has been criticised for its heavy handed approach in dealing with Internet trolls, whilst local Liberal Democratic Party members deny all responsibility for the Twitter accounts now subject to legal action.
A Liberal Democrat Minister, Baroness Garden of Frognal, has been criticised over comments where she called children ‘cunning’ in reference to the lack of awareness in their parents to know how to more carefully monitor their childrens’ technology use.
By-election candidate Amanda Jones has been criticised for deleting comments by a competing candidate from her Facebook Page.
The candidates for the Rhondda Ward by-election on Pontypridd Town Council following the death of Pam Harpe have been confirmed.