View all 12 updates ›

Lib Dems overwhelmingly back Welsh move against regional pay

The Liberal Democrat conference has overwhelmingly opposed the introduction of regional pay rates in the public sector. The Assembly member Eluned Parrott told delegates in Brighton that the idea would suck money out of poor communities and cost the Welsh economy 600 million pounds a year.

Speaking after the vote, Ms Parrott said,

I am delighted that Liberal Democrat members from all over Britain voted in favour of our motion. This is a significant step forward for our campaign to stop regional pay.

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have once again shown that we will stand up and fight for the best deal for the people of Wales.

More on this story