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William Powell AMThank you for visiting my Website.I am honoured to be able to represent people throughout Mid & West Wales and I am determined to provide a strong, robust voice for the Region.Here you can find out more about the work I do as an Assembly Member both in the National Assembly and in local communities across the Region. I am also the Welsh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for the Environment, Sustainable Development & Rural Affairs.I welcome comments and views on the issues facing the Welsh Government and the National Assembly and please get in touch if you think there is anything I can do for you - no matter how big or small.

Latest News

  • William Powell AM Wind Turbine
    Article: Apr 24, 2014

    The Liberal Democrats in Government have announced eight major renewable projects as part of electricity reforms, which will give a massive boost to green growth and green jobs.

    The projects are delivering low-carbon, affordable and reliable power for the long-term that is better for the planet, consumers and the economy. By 2020, the projects will provide up to £12 billion of private sector investment, supporting 8,500 jobs and will generate clean electricity to three million homes across the country. Once built, the successful projects will reduce emissions and contribute around 14% of the renewable electricity we expect in 2020, helping the UK to meet its renewable energy target.

  • Chamber
    Article: Apr 2, 2014

    William Powell AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Environment and Rural Affairs, has called on the Welsh Labour Government to do more to prevent the further spread of Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) across Wales.

    Following a debate on an Environment & Sustainability Committee report into INNS, Committee member William Powell AM said:

  • Dylan Thomas Stamp
    Article: Mar 28, 2014

    William Powell AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat for Mid and West Wales, has met with Royal Mail to mark the launch of their 'Remarkable Lives' stamp series which celebrates the birth of ten individuals in 1914 such as Dylan Thomas and Sir Alec Guinness.

    William Powell AM said:

    "I am very pleased to see Royal Mail commemorate the centenary of Dylan Thomas in their new Remarkable Lives stamp series.

  • Simon Buckley and William Powell AM
    Article: Mar 19, 2014

    Responding to today's Budget announcement William Powell, Welsh Liberal Democrat for Mid and West Wales, commented:

    "Freezing fuel duty until the end of this parliament will save drivers £11 every time they fill up their tanks compared to what it would have cost under Labour. This is especially important for drivers across rural Wales who already face higher than average fuel prices every time they visit the pump.

  • Chamber
    Article: Mar 19, 2014

    Speaking in a debate supporting the campaign to retain key services at Withybush Hospital William Powell AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat for Mid and West Wales, has called on the Welsh Labour Government to do better for the people of rural Wales.

    William Powell AM, said:

    "Thanks to the Welsh Labour Government backed reorganisation of health services across Wales, key services in Withybush Hospital are being lost.

  • Nurses
    Article: Mar 6, 2014

    Assembly Members today voted through Kirsty Williams AMs' proposals for minimum nurse staffing levels to be enshrined in law.

    In December, Kirsty Williams was successful in the National Assembly's ballot to introduce backbench legislation. Her proposal would see Wales become the first country in the UK with a legal duty on safe nurse staffing levels.

  • Article: Mar 6, 2014

    Following a meeting with Machynlleth business owners hosted by William Powell AM, Edwina Hart, Minister for Economy, Science and Transport has confirmed that the Welsh Government now intend to provide funding to progress work to develop options for a new crossing upstream of the existing bridge. The Minister also confirmed that this new crossing would not include a bypass of Machynlleth.

  • Article: Feb 19, 2014

    William Powell AM has reiterated his call for the Welsh Government to use the Rural Development Plan (RDP) to deliver a dedicated Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) support scheme which will target those farming in the Moorlands (Upland areas above 400m).

    William Powell AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Rural Affairs, said:

  • FUW meeting
    Article: Feb 13, 2014

    William Powell AM, has again called on the Welsh Government to use tomorrow's Rural Development Plan (RDP) consultation launch to outline a dedicated Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) scheme which will target those farming in the Moorlands (Upland areas above 400m).

    William Powell AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Rural Affairs, said:

  • David Lloyd George
    Article: Feb 6, 2014

    With parts of Wales still recovering from recent severe weather Liberals and radical thinkers from Wales and all over the UK hope conditions will allow them to descend on The Commodore Hotel in Llandrindod at the end of next week, to put some investment back into the local economy - and to take stock.