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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 1, 2014

    Speaking in a debate today on Climate Change and Renewable Energy, William Powell AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Natural Resources, has called on the Welsh Government to get behind emergent marine energy technologies to strengthen the rural economy and tackle Climate Change.

    William Powell AM, Mid and West Wales, said:

  • Article: Sep 30, 2014

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats have today announced that they have secured £22 million for the development of a new Dyfi Bridge upstream of the existing crossing near Machynlleth.

     The deal, which was in exchange for allowing the Welsh Government's annual budget to pass, means that work is planned to begin in 2015 and will be secured within the National Transport Plan to ensure there is no slippage. It is expected that the new bridge will be complete by 2017-18.

  • Article: Jul 21, 2014

    Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Rural Affairs Minister, William Powell, has criticised the fact that the annual scrutiny session of a Rural Affairs Minister will not be taking place at this year's Royal Welsh Show.

    Every year the National Assembly's Environment and Sustainability Committee has held a public scrutiny session. But in a letter to the committee John Griffiths, the new Minister for Natural Resources, and Edwina Hart, the Minister for Economy, along with Rebecca Evans, the newly-appointed Deputy Minister for Agriculture, have all refused to attend due to "other commitments"; this despite the Deputy Minister being at the showground.

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    Article: Jun 19, 2014

    William Powell AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Energy and the Environment, has pressured the First Minister to deliver specific Welsh planning guidance, in the form of a Technical Advice Note (TAN) on fracking.

    The development of a specific fracking TAN has been recommended by the Welsh Liberal Democrats, the Welsh Local Government Association, and the Welsh Affairs Select Committee in a report published on Monday.

  • William Powell Police
    Article: Jun 19, 2014

    William Powell AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat for Mid and West Wales, has today called on the Minister for Local Government, to show her support for Dyfed-Powys Police's Bobby Van service which is due to be reviewed, as part of a retendering exercise.

    The Bobby Van service visits homes of those who have suffered burglary or harassment across the region throughout the year. It fits locks, alarms and door chains, in a bid to stamp out crime and the fear of crime in the community, and provide reassurance to vulnerable residents.

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    Article: Jun 19, 2014

    William Powell AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Rural Affairs, has congratulated Emyr Jones on his recent re-election as President of the Farmers Union of Wales.

    Emyr Jones is a Bala beef and sheep farmer and was first elected to his position in 2011.

    William Powell AM, Mid and West Wales, said:

  • Turbine House
    Article: Jun 19, 2014

    William Powell AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Energy and the Environment, has led a debate in the National Assembly for Wales calling on the Welsh Government to make it easier for local communities to take advantage of small scale energy generation.

    In their debate this week in the Assembly, the Welsh Liberal Democrats highlighted the potential for small scale energy to deliver for Wales' communities in strengthening local economies, increasing energy efficiency and decreasing fuel poverty.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week 2014
    Article: Jun 19, 2014

    Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week takes place in Wales from 16 - 22 June and started off with an event in the National Assembly for Wales and publication of new research on chronic fatigue.

    Wednesday 18th June - William Powell AM met up with local constituents and NRAS Ambassadors Vanessa Phillips and Jean Bailey-Dering (picture attached) during a launch event for national Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week at the National Assembly for Wales and discussed concerns about variations in the quality of services for rheumatoid arthritis patients across Wales.

  • Article: Jun 4, 2014

    William Powell AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for National Parks, has welcomed the inclusion in the Queen's Speech for a Bill to provide for the holding of local elections for a proportion of the membership of the National Park Authorities in England.

    William Powell AM has long campaigned for improved democratic accountability in Welsh National Parks and recently held a short debate on their future in the Senedd. There is criticism that members of the National Park Authority have no direct mandate from the people for whom they make important decisions on planning, rights of way, nature conservation and the local economy.

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    Article: Jun 3, 2014

    William Powell AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat spokesperson for National Parks and Rural Affairs, has today renewed his call for improved democratic accountability from Welsh National Parks to the communities they serve, as part of the Welsh Government's review into the governance of designated landscapes.