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AMs join fight against homophobia with Liberal Youth Wales

September 14, 2010 4:35 PM

Liberal Youth Wales' campaign for anti homophobic bullying guidance has taken a huge step forward after three Liberal Democrat Assembly Members announced their full support for the campaign.

Jenny Randerson, Veronica German and Eleanor Burnham have publicly announced their support for the campaign. Calling on the Welsh Assembly Government, the campaign is asking Leighton Andrews to introduce specific guidance for schools on how to deal with homophobic bullying.

Sian Cliff, Communications Officer for Liberal Youth Wales, has welcomed the news. "We're ecstatic that our Assembly Members are supporting us. We hope that they will be able to put pressure on the Labour-Plaid coalition to finally take action. They have ignored the issue for long enough. We also extend a welcome to any other AMs from all parties who wish to support the campaign."

Oliver Townsend, Campaigns Officer for the organisation, also added "This is great news. It is clear that our young members are actually driving Welsh Liberal Democrat campaigns and policy. But gaining the support of Liberal Democrat AMs is just the first step. We hope AMs from other parties will step forward and help end the deafening silence on this issue."

Jenny Randerson, AM for Cardiff Central said, "I look forward to working closely with Liberal Youth Wales," and Veronica German, AM for South Wales East said, "I commend the hard work that Liberal Youth Wales have put into this scheme and it's a shame that more action hasn't come from their campaigning."

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