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 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."