Wefan Gymraeg

Roger Williams

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Brecon and Radnorshire

Roger Williams was first elected as MP for Brecon and Radnorshire in 2001, but his track record of action for local people extends back long before that. With a wealth of experience in public service, Roger has been a champion for Brecon and Radnorshire and causes for over three decades.

Roger has a wealth of experience in agriculture and rural affairs. During the mid 1980s he was elected Chairman of the Brecon and Radnorshire branch of the National Farmer's Union, he became Chair of the Brecon Beacons National Park in 1990 and sat on the Development Board for Rural Wales from 1991-1999. Though no longer responsible for the running of his farm, Roger still retains a keen interest in farming and rural issues.

Roger's long commitment to public service began in 1981, when he became a County Councillor, firstly for the SDP and later the Liberal Democrats. After two decades serving on Powys County Council, Roger succeeded his Lib Dem colleague Richard Livsey to be elected MP for Brecon and Radnorshire in 2001. He would go on to defeat his Conservative challengers again in 2005 and 2010.

Roger’s political interests include agriculture, economic development, education and foreign affairs.

 

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