At the end of last year, the Welsh Government released its draft funding Settlement for Local Authorities, giving Ceredigion Council 1.96% more money to deliver local services next year, compared to an average increase across Wales' Councils of 3.81%.
Commenting on the draft statement, Amanda Jenner, the Ceredigion Conservative Senedd Candidate said:
"It is clear that the Labour-run Welsh Government do not prioritise rural authorities like Ceredigion. As a local councillor in Mid Wales, I see how it costs more to deliver services in rural councils due to the nature and size of the area. The Welsh Government do not understand this.
"It is a disappointment that in this draft settlement, the Welsh Government are giving Ceredigion just 1.96% more money to deliver local services next year, compared to an average increase of 3.81%, placing it 22nd out of 22 councils across Wales. Again we are seeing Local Authorities along the M4 Corridor receiving much higher settlement increases than Ceredigion."
"If in May I am elected as the Member of the Senedd for Ceredigion, I will fight for fairer funding for Ceredigion so that education and services for the vulnerable can improve."