Lockdown-Avoiding Welsh LibDem Leader Loses Selection Contest for Only Welsh LibDem Seat

The Welsh Liberal Democrat leader, whom Guido revealed skipped the tough Welsh lockdown by slumming it in leafy London borough of Richmond, has failed to win the selection contest to defend the Welsh LibDems’ only seat in the Assembly. It was AM Kirsty Williams’s decision not to contest the only LibDem Assembly seat again that caught Dodds out, as she paid tribute to the retiring politician on the news from her London home. Despite her top position in the party, and having narrowly won the Westminster seat there in the 2019 by-election, she somehow managed to lose the selection…

Things only get better for Welsh LibDem party’s reputation, however, as the victor in the internal contest William Powell has previously been given a formal written warning over allegations he tried to kiss a LibDem activist when she was 17. The state of the parties, national assembly leadership and Covid rates: it’s hardly a ringing endorsement of devolution…

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More Welsh FibDem Lockdown Lies

Guido readers loved yesterday’s investigation into the true whereabouts of Welsh LibDem leader Jane Dodds, who despite telling BBC viewers she was in Wales has, in fact, been living in her leafy terraced Richmond homeSurprisingly little pick up by the Welsh press…

Locals in Wales having to put up with Drakeford’s draconian lockdown and cack-handed ‘non-essential items’ ban in shops have privately vented their anger over the Welsh LibDem leader’s ‘one rule for you’ attitude, pointing out that – despite Jane having travelled to South London on 12th October – one day later she was calling for a travel ban from England to Wales.

Showing even more brass neck on the 19th, Dodds lamented Wales’ draconian lockdown, pining “I know it’s tough and I know we’re all getting tired of the situation… please follow the rules”

If Jane is truly tired with Wales’ lockdown she can always go for a nice refreshing walk in Richmond Park…

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Welsh LibDem Leader Pretending She’s In Wales

Leader of the Welsh LibDems Jane Dodds went on TV last night to pay tribute to the only Assembly Member her party has – Kirsty Williams – who is standing down from the assembly after 22 years. Dodds described Williams, who has served in the Welsh Government as Education Minister, as an “icon here in Brecon and Radnorshire.” Only to Guido it didn’t look like she is in Brecon and Radnorshire…

The background behind Dodds appeared suspiciously similar to her house in Richmond, London. She’s sat in front of an identical mantelpiece to the one advertised on Rightmove when the property was rented out in the run up to the Brecon and Radnorshire by election, which she won and served as an MP for three months. So Guido asked the Welsh Lib Dems why their Leader was in London, not Wales, avoiding the lockdown imposed by the Government her party is in coalition with…

A spokesman for the Welsh LibDems – under pressure from Guido – sheepishly admitted “Jane has been in London since October 12th with her husband who works in London.” Probably shouldn’t be falsely claiming to BBC viewers that she’s in Wales when she’s in leafy Richmond…

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