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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: Oct 9, 2015

    Welsh Liberal Democrats have raised concerns at statistics showing a decline in composting rates in nearly all of Wales' local council areas.

    Statistics released today show that 20 out of the 22 Welsh local authorities showed a decline between Quarter 4 of 2014 and Quarter 1 of 2015 in the percentage of waste composted. Every authority except Merthyr Tydfil and Ceredigion experienced such a decline.

  • Article: Oct 8, 2015

    The pig industry in Wales must be as well equipped to deal with the threats from disease as the beef and sheep sectors, William Powell AM has said today. He has also warned the Labour Government in Wales not to be complacent in its approach to biosecurity in the pig sector.

    Raising the issue in the Assembly this week, William Powell, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs and Mid & West Wales said:

  • Article: Oct 7, 2015

    When challenged by William Powell AM, the Minister for Environment today admitted that his Government's Environment Bill has been 'undermined'.

    It has been revealed that the Labour Government in Wales failed to seek consent from the Secretary of State for Wales for significant parts of the Environment Bill until August, nearly three months after the Bill was published. The Secretary of State's response, received a month later, then revealed that consent for key elements of the Bill are being withheld.

  • William Powell & Jane Dodds at Dyfi Bridge
    Article: Oct 6, 2015

    Progress on the new £24m Dyfi Bridge, the funding for which was secured by Welsh Liberal Democrats, has been welcomed by local party figures.

    A public exhibition of outline proposals for the new Bridge is due to be held in Machynlleth on Wednesday (7 October).

    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: Oct 2, 2015

    Evidence has been presented to William Powell, Chair of the Welsh Assembly's Petitions Committee and Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for Mid & West Wales, which suggests that education authorities in Wales may be issuing guidance that is at odds with the Welsh Government's recommendations.

  • William wears it pink
    Article: Oct 2, 2015

    William Powell, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for Mid & West Wales, has shown his support for women with breast cancer by dressing up in pink and encouraging his constituents to take part in Breast Cancer Now's flagship fundraiser, wear it pink, on Friday 23rd October.

    wear it pink, the UK's biggest pink fundraiser, calls on supporters across the country to ditch the day-to-day colours and pull on some pink to raise money for Breast Cancer Now's life-saving breast cancer research.

  • Article: Sep 30, 2015

    The Conservatives' "irresponsible and illogical" immigration policies are stopping nurses coming to work in Wales and the Borders, William Powell AM has said after receiving complaints on the issue from an NHS official.

    In August, William Powell AM for Mid and West Wales, received a letter from the Communications Director of the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, Adrian Osborne, explaining that their international recruitment programme faced delays. It stated:

  • Article: Sep 22, 2015

    William Powell, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for the Environment and Rural Affairs, has this week welcomed the news that a Cypriot-owned energy company, Egnedol, has announced plans to invest £685 million in a renewable energy centre in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire.

    Commenting on the announcement, William Powell said:

  • Article: Sep 16, 2015

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats have urged the Welsh Government to issue a statement on the implications of the decision to combine the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Retrieval Service, the transport service for critically ill children, currently operating from two bases in Cardiff and Bristol, to a single base across the border in Bristol.

  • Article: Sep 8, 2015

    The rejection of five wind farm applications in Powys has shown the "sheer narrow-mindedness" of the Conservatives when it comes to renewable energy, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have said.

    The Conservative UK Government has rejected a series of planning applications for onshore wind farms across Mid Wales in spite of an independent planning inspector's recommendations in favour of three of them. A sixth proposal, at Llandinam, has been approved by the Secretary of State but she has rejected plans for its link to the grid meaning it can only go ahead if an acceptable alternative route can be found.