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Mark Williams

MP for Ceredigion

Mark Williams

Mark Williams entered Parliament at his fourth attempt in 2005, regaining this seat from Plaid Cymru after 13 years.

After attending Richard Hale Secondary School, Hertford, Mark Williams read politics at Aberystwyth University. In what spare time Mark has he enjoys walking, his garden and an ever growing collection of political biographies.

After graduating Mark became a part-time researcher to the Liberal Peers in the House of Lords, but was determined to stay in Ceredigion; until 1992 he spent half the week and all the Parliamentary holidays there as assistant to Geraint Howells. Mark then trained to be a teacher at the University of Plymouth and taught in England for several years before becoming Deputy Head of Ysgol Llangors, nr Brecon, in 2000.

He joined the Welsh Select Committee in 2005 and in 2006 he was appointed to the Welsh Affairs team; he had previously been a member of the Education team [2005-06].

Experience

Deputy Head Teacher, Ysgol Llangors, Nr Brecon

Parliamentary Experience

2006- Shadow Welsh Affairs spokesperson, 2005-6 Shadow Education Minister, 2005- Welsh Select Committee, Candidate in 2000 Ceredigion by-election and 2001 general election, Candidate in 1997 for Monmouth

Interests

Walking, camping, reading biographies. Political interests: education, rural affairs.

Memberships

NASUWT, Countryside Alliance, Research assistant, Liberal/Lib Dem Peers 1987-92; Member, Welsh Lib Dems Executive 1991-92; Constituency assistant, Geraint Howells MP 1987-92; President, Ceredigion Lib Dems 1998-2000; Welsh LibDem Campaign Cttee 2000.

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