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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 at launch of Great Daffodil Appeal
    Article: Feb 10, 2016

    Mid and West Wales AM, William Powell, has pledged to 'get behind the daffodil' during February and March and help Marie Curie Nurses provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness.

    William Powell joined forces with Marie Curie Nurses Carolyn Gent and Anna Thompson at an event at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on Tuesday 9th February to help launch the Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie's biggest annual fundraising campaign.

  • Article: Feb 9, 2016

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats have today secured, amongst other things, £9,660,000 extra investment in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Powys & Pembrokeshire's schools.

    Last year the Welsh Liberal Democrats agreed to a two year deal, worth £223m, to allow the Welsh Government's budget to pass in exchange for the implementation of Welsh Liberal Democrat policies. Assembly Members today voted on that budget.

  • Article: Feb 8, 2016

    William Powell, Assembly Member for Mid & West Wales, addressed the Welsh Liberal Democrat Conference in a speech on Saturday afternoon:

    "Diolch Gadeirydd - pryn hawn da, Gynhadledd.

    "Conference - we have a battle on our hands.

    "No, I am not referring to the National Assembly Elections on the 5th May, although I think we all know that that is not exactly going to be a walk in the park.

  • Article: Feb 5, 2016

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats are calling for the future of the Tenby Museum and Gallery to be safeguarded. There are fears that the museum could face closure due to cuts in local authority funding, and a campaign has been launched to save this important community asset.

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats have pledged to give more powers to communities by introducing a 'Community Right to Bid' so people can work together to protect key local services such as libraries, post offices or pubs.

  • William pictured with George Edward Owens of Pembroke Dock
    Article: Feb 4, 2016

    Two brave war veterans from Pembrokeshire have been have been awarded l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur by the French Président, François Hollande, for exceptional bravery in the Normandy Landings.

    George Edward Owens of Pembroke Dock and Stanley Cyril Smith of Cilgerran were both presented with their medal by the French Ambassador to the UK, Her Excellency Madame Sylvie Bermann, at the Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay last week.

  • Article: Feb 1, 2016

    Labour's Environment Bill represents a huge missed opportunity and lacks ambition, William Powell AM has said today.

    The Labour Government's Environment Bill will be voted on this afternoon in the National Assembly. If the bill passes, it will become law.

    While supporting the purposes behind the bill, the Welsh Liberal Democrats are highly critical that it is not ambitious enough. The Welsh Liberal Democrats would introduce a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050, with a 50% reduction below a 1990 baseline by 2020 and an 80% reduction by 2030.

  • Article: Jan 29, 2016

    Following news that Pembrokeshire County Council has started a consultation over the possible closure of the Tenby Social Activity Centre, known as the Avenue Centre, where adults with learning disabilities can socialise, make friends and participate in a range of activities and group visits, the Welsh Liberal Democrats are campaigning hard to safeguard its future.

  • Article: Jan 29, 2016

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats are today launching their ambitious five point plan to fight climate change.

    The party has today published its plans for the environment in a policy paper titled 'Towards a Greener Tomorrow'.

    The paper includes five ambitious targets:

    • net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050;

    • 100% of electricity demand from renewable sources by 2025;

    • a 50% reduction in energy used for heating and electricity by 2030;

    • an increase in cycling rates to 10% by 2025 and 25% by 2050; and

    • halting the loss of biodiversity by 2020.

  • Article: Jan 27, 2016

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats have made clear in the National Assembly today that the party will vote against the Local Government Settlement unless a better deal for rural authorities is put forward.

    The Welsh Government recently published its draft settlement 2016-17 for local authorities. While the cuts to Local Government in the Welsh Government's Draft Budget were less than feared, the Welsh Government's formula to distribute the money to local authorities has meant that rural councils have been disproportionately hit.

  • Article: Jan 25, 2016

    Tuesday's votes on the Environment Bill mark Labour's last chance to support Welsh Liberal Democrat plans for a target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and to live up to their promise at the recent Paris summit, the party has said.

    The Welsh Lib Dems are re-tabling amendments at Stage 3 of the Environment Bill to introduce the targets, as well as a raft of other measures to make up for Labour's poverty of ambition in tackling climate change.