All talk: Kirsty Williams at the Liberal Democrats' autumn conference.

All talk: Kirsty Williams at the Liberal Democrats’ autumn conference.

The “party who listens”? More like the party that copies Welsh Labour.

How is the pledge to increase apprenticeships different from Labour’s promise to provide 100,000 new – quality – places? It isn’t.

There’s a promise to provide more nurses – but didn’t the Labour-run Welsh Assembly pass a law to create a minimum nurse staffing level? That law was proposed by Welsh Lib Dem leader Kirsty Williams herself so this election proposal merely follows through on a matter that is already agreed.

Labour, having established that more nurses will be available in accordance with the new law, is promising a new treatment fund for life-threatening illnesses.

And the pledge to reduce class sizes? Labour will launch a £100 million fund to improve school standards.

A promise to “put people first” will be pledged by the Welsh Liberal Democrats when the party launches its assembly election campaign.

The party will highlight key policies including providing more nurses, reducing class sizes and increasing the number of apprenticeships.

The launch is set to take place in Llanrhystud, Ceredigion, on Thursday.

Welsh Lib Dem leader Kirsty Williams said it would show it is the “party who listens”.

This Writer particularly enjoys the comment by Ms Williams:

“For over 150 years, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have been fighting for fairness for our communities. We will continue to listen, so we can deliver a Wales that works for you.”

For more than 150 years? That’s impressive for a party that was founded in March 1988 – just 28 years ago.

Source: Welsh Liberal Democrats pledge to ‘put people first’ – BBC News

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