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Thank you for visiting my Website. I am the Welsh Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Talgarth in Powys.

On 5th May 2016, I was the Welsh Liberal Democrat National Assembly Candidate for both Carmarthen East & Dinefwr and also the Mid & West Wales Region.

In the 2011 - 2016 National Assembly, I was the Assembly Member for the Mid & West Region. I was also the Welsh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for the Environment, Sustainable Development & Rural Affairs.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any isses that you would like to raise with me or if you would like to talk to me.

  • Article: Mar 8, 2016

    William Powell, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for Mid & West Wales and Spokesperson for Rural Affairs, has urged the Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans AM to safeguard local authority farms and smallholdings in Wales from potential sell-off.

    William raised the issue during a recent scrutiny session with the Deputy Minister, and spoke of the vital resource which local authority smallholdings provide in enabling young people who aspire to enter the farming industry to have access to the land.

  • Article: Mar 3, 2016

    William Powell AM has been chosen by Welsh Liberal Democrat members to lead the party's Mid and West Wales regional list for the Assembly elections.


    The order of this list is:


    1. William Powell
    2. Jane Dodds
    3. Gemma Bowker
    4. Bob Kilmister
    5. Alistair Cameron
    6. Stephen Churchman


    William is the Welsh Liberal Democrat AM for Mid & West Wales. In this capacity he has been a strong voice for local people within the National Assembly since 2011, taking up issues on behalf of many people within the area and speaking for the party on the environment, farming and the rural economy. He has led on major campaigning issues, such as looking to save the Dyfed Powys Police Helicopter, on recruitment of nurses, and urging the UK Government to apply to the European Union Solidarity Fund to support communities who have suffered from recent floods.
    William, a livestock farmer, is an qualified languages teacher and graduate of Pembroke College, Oxford.

  • Article: Mar 1, 2016

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats have pledged to introduce a carbon impact assessment to all new laws, so that assessments can be made of their environmental impact.

    Announcing proposals they would introduce if in Government, the party also said it would publish a Carbon Budget alongside the Welsh Government Budget each year, ensuring that Wales remains on track to meet emission reduction targets for Wales and enabling decision-makers to have a clear idea of what impact decisions would have on the environment.

  • Article: Feb 29, 2016

    William Powell, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for Mid and West Wales and Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs, has called on the First Minister to engage more fully with farmers and rural communities across Wales in order to better understand the implications of 'Brexit.'

    William addressed the First Minister saying:

  • Siging the Book of Remembrance at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge, Dublin
    Article: Feb 26, 2016

    I became the Welsh Liberal Democrat member of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly (BIPA) when I was first elected as an Assembly Member in 2011 - and I have made my BIPA work a priority throughout this 4th Assembly.

    During this time I have attended and spoken in every BIPA Plenary - from the Grand Hotel, Brighton in October 2011 to the most recent Plenary at Cheltenham Racecourse as well as playing a full part in the work of Committee B, the European Committee. It has been an enormous privilege to meet and debate with younger and veteran politicians from both Dublin, Westminster and every devolved administration in the British Isles.

  • Article: Feb 24, 2016
    William Powell, Assembly Member for Mid & West Wales and Shadow Minister for the Environment, has expressed significant concerns regarding the proposed new management measures for the Scallop Fishery in Cardigan Bay. Responding to a recent consultation from the Welsh Government, William set out very firmly the reasons why he and the Welsh Liberal Democrats do not agree with the proposed introduction of a scallop permit scheme, which would apply to Cardigan Bay.

William Powell