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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

  • Article: Jul 28, 2015

    At last week's Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, speculation was rife that a further BPS legal challenge is being prepared, this time by a number of farm businesses in Wales which stand to lose out heavily following the Welsh Government's recent announcements on its chosen way forward. This follows the earlier successful legal challenge of last December, which led to a fundamental rethink.

  • William Powell & Jane Dodds at Dyfi Bridge
    Article: Jul 23, 2015

    Construction work on the new A487 Dyfi Bridge could start by the end of next year, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have said today.

    In September 2014 the Welsh Liberal Democrats agreed to allow the Welsh Government's annual budget to pass in exchange for funding for a range of key Welsh Liberal Democrat policies, including the early construction of the new A487 Dyfi Bridge.

  • Article: Jul 16, 2015

    Following the news that the campaign group fighting to secure the immediate future of Gwernyfed High School in Powys, William Powell, Welsh Liberal Democrat Member for Mid & West Wales has said:

    "I am delighted that Powys County Council has decided to quash current plans to close Gwernyfed High School.

  • Article: Jul 15, 2015

    William Powell AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for the Environment & Rural Affairs, has called for the True Taste awards to be reinstated.

    The True Taste awards were disbanded in 2013. Speaking in the National Assembly chamber, William Powell called on the Welsh Government to reinstate the awards ceremony in Wales, in order to give producers a recognised benchmark of excellence in quality, and to help raise the profile of Welsh food and drink in the UK and abroad.

  • Article: Jul 15, 2015

    Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for the Environment & Rural Affairs, William Powell, has today highlighted concerns around the controversial practice of non-stun slaughter in Wales. A series of questions were asked by Mr Powell this afternoon to the Deputy Minister for Farming & Food, Rebecca Evans AM.

  • Alzheimer's Society 7th July 2015
    Article: Jul 8, 2015

    William Powell, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for mid & west Wales attended the launch of a new report by Alzheimer's Society, The hidden cost of dementia in Wales on Tuesday 7th July to show their commitment to improving care and support for people living with dementia and their carers.

  • Article: Jul 7, 2015

    The Dyfed-Powys police helicopter (the X99) is a valued and fundamental asset to the police force and rescue services which operate across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire & Powys, and is invaluable in terms of its support to public safety in communities right across these regions.

    Under current plans proposed by the National Police Air Service (NPAS), the service will move from a 23-base model, to a 15-base model, meaning that the Pembrey police helicopter base will be closed in January 2016.

  • Article: Jul 1, 2015

    William Powell, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for Mid & West Wales, has called on the First Minister to do more to promote investment in the area of Fishguard and Goodwick. William made the case that the area of west Wales has huge potential, both in terms of attracting cruise ships and boosting the tourist trade to the area, and also through the proposed marina development at Fishguard.

  • Article: Jun 30, 2015

    Environmental groups across Wales are celebrating the news that the Welsh Labour Government have reversed their decision to withdraw the existing funding scheme which many of them are dependent upon to continue their community projects and activities.

    The decision made by Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant to extend the grant funding for thirty one projects registered with Environment Wales until the end of March 2017, came following a persistent campaign, led by the Environmental groups and with backing from William Powell, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for the Environment.

  • Article: Jun 17, 2015

    Several environmental groups across Wales are set to lose funding following an announcement that the Welsh Labour Government are withdrawing grants previously available through Environment Wales, a voluntary sector partnership.

    The Environment Wales grant scheme has been supporting locally based environmental action in Wales since 1992. Groups across Wales as diverse as RAY Ceredigion, Llangattock Community Woodlands and the Red Squirrel Project on Ynys Mon stand to see their funding slashed. In April of this year, funds were awarded by the Welsh Government but which only cover activities up until September 2015.