Wefan Gymraeg

William Powell


Spokesperson for Agriculture

Active in Welsh public affairs since 2004, William Powell was a member of the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority until 2011. He was an Assembly Member for Mid and West Wales from 2011 till 2016 and during that time he was spokesperson on Rural Affairs, Farming and the Environment. He also served for 5 years as Chair of the National Assembly Petitions Committee.

He is currently a County Councillor for Talgarth on Powys Country Council and a member of the Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Panel. In September 2016, he was appointed by the First Minister, Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, as a member of the Welsh Government EU Advisory Group and on 1st May 2017, he was appointed Welsh Board Member for Transport Focus, the UK transport watchdog. In September 2017, he was elected President of the Welsh Liberal Democrats and continues to serve in this role.

William has a strong interest in rural policy & sustainability, has been a Board member of several organisations in the voluntary sector and is a partner in the family farm.

Contact at: president@welshlibdems.org.uk

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