2:45pm Friday 20th April 2007 in News
The values of a fair and green future are at the heart of the Welsh Liberal Democrat plans at this election.
We are the only party that has grasped the opportunity of the new powers to make the Assembly work for the people of Wales.
The lack of affordable housing and poor quality stock in Wales is a modern injustice. That is why we will deliver extra investment worth £150m for social housing, providing over £500m for social housing over the next Assembly term.
We will ensure that housing associations have the freedom to make that money stretch further and that land is identified for affordable housing.
We will deliver the investment needed to reduce class sizes, to improve access to dentists and to make public transport more responsive to passengers' needs.
We will invest the funding necessary to make our ambulance service the modern emergency service it needs to be.
We will invest the funding to bring our classrooms and school buildings up to scratch. We will make sure that Ambulances, A&E, GP out-of-hours services are considered as a whole, providing healthcare when you need it.
I believe that over the last four years Labour has let the people of Wales down. They've run out of ideas and have run out of steam.
The Welsh Liberal Democrats are full of new ideas and innovative ways to make life better for the communities of Blackwood, Newbridge and Risca and surrounding areas, policies to tackle poverty, social exclusion and injustice.
We stand for a future that is fair for all - free from poverty, free from unnecessary government meddling, free from discrimination. A future that is green - no new nuclear power, energy efficient buildings, more recycling.
The Welsh Liberal Democrats are a party that looks forward to the future. That believes in giving everyone, especially our young people, the opportunities to reach their potential.
We understand that in government nothing comes for free and everything has to be paid for. That is why our plans are fully costed and checked - we know they are not simply "pipe-dreams" but real practical solutions.
Welsh Liberal Democrats intend to concentrate on what is needed to "raise the bar" in Wales.
Delivering healthcare when and where it is needed, making our classrooms a better learning environment and making a more environmentally friendly Wales.