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Mark Williams

AS Ceredigion

Mark Williams

Ymunodd Mark Williams a'r Senedd yn San Steffan ar ei bedwaredd ymgais yn 2005, yn adennill ei sedd oddi wrth Plaid Cymru ar ôl 13 blwyddyn.

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].

Profiad

Deputy Head Teacher, Ysgol Llangors, Nr Brecon

Profiad Seneddol

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

Diddordebau

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

Aelodaeth

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.

Cysylltwch â Mark Williams

Recent Updates

  • Erthygl: 2013 Hyd 2

    Ceredigion's Welsh liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams said he was appalled at Arriva's course of action. Commenting, he said:

    'Arriva have been at great pains to emphasise to me in the past their commitment in our area. When we demonstrated outside the bus depot in Aberystwyth about cutbacks in the Cribyn area, they said they would improve consultation and dialogue. Those commitments look meaningless now, and I believe they have behaved shamefully towards their workforce and the wider community.

  • Erthygl: 2013 Gorff 23

    Ceredigion's Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has highlighted the positive impact the Government's new childcare scheme will have on families in Wales, in a debate in Parliament last week.

    The scheme, announced by the Government earlier this year, will mean parents receive up to £1,200 per child in childcare costs. This will benefit around 2,200 working families in Ceredigion.

  • Erthygl: 2013 Meh 26

    Commenting following the Chancellors Comprehensive Spending Review this afternoon, Welsh Liberal Democrat Welsh Affairs Spokesperson Mark Williams said:

    "This is a spending round that delivers Lib Dem priorities on investment and improving our public services while making responsible choices to deal with the financial problems Labour left us.

  • Erthygl: 2013 Meh 19

    Mark Williams, MP for Ceredigion, has called for an overhaul of the UK's 80-year-old child neglect law - which does not even include the UK Government's own definition of neglect[i] - in the House of Commons today (19 June).

    Mr Williams is leading a Private Members Bill in Westminster to propose alternative legislation, drafted by charity Action for Children-Gweithredu dros Blant and a panel of senior legal and academic experts, which would more effectively protect children in the most serious cases of neglect.

  • Erthygl: 2013 Mai 8

    Thousands of pensioners stand to benefit from today's Queen's Speech, with a fair flat-rate pension for all.

    The Queen announced a reform of the pensions system, ending the confusion state pension provision by introducing a single, flat-rate pension. This is in addition to the triple lock, championed by the Liberal Democrats, which has ensured record rise in the state pension of £12.50 a week since 2010. The triple lock will continue to safeguard an increase in the state pension in line with earnings, inflation or 2.5% - whichever is higher.

  • Erthygl: 2013 Ebrill 30

    Ceredigion's Welsh Liberal Democrat MP, Mark Williams, has spoken in a debate in the House of Commons this week on Upland Sheep Farmers, following the recent poor weather conditions which have had a huge impact on the livelihood of hill farmers.

    During the debate, MPs discussed the unique conditions being faced by hill farmers this year and the effects of these conditions. The Minister discussed some of the measures being taken to assist farmers, Mark Williams specially raising the issue of EU regulations on burial rights in these exceptional circumstances.

  • Erthygl: 2013 Mawrth 20

    Responding to today's Budget announcement, Kirsty Williams, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats commented:

    "The Welsh Liberal Democrats have today accomplished our number one manifesto pledge by raising the tax threshold all the way to £10,000. We are ensuring that 130,000 of the lowest paid workers in Wales will be lifted completely out of the income tax system while over a million people will receive a £700 tax cut. This is an historic achievement and one that will greatly help hard working families in Wales.

  • Erthygl: 2013 Chwef 18

    Ceredigion's Welsh Liberal Democrat MP, Mark Williams, has supported calls for the introduction of more robust and reliable food labeling measures in the wake of the horsemeat scandal, which has seen the Food Standards Agency investigating and ceasing operation at a number of meat processing plants over the last week.

  • Erthygl: 2013 Chwef 1

    Ceredigion's Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has celebrated the 30th anniversary of S4C, speaking in a debate on the issue in the House of Commons this week.

    Mark Williams welcomed the historic agreement between S4C and the BBC which has been reached to secure funding for S4C until 2017 and safeguard S4C's editorial, managerial and operational independence following a spirited campaign which Mark was involved with, amongst other MPs, in 2011.

  • Erthygl: 2013 Ion 23

    Ceredigion's Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams outlined the case for the devolution of financial powers to the National Assembly, at today's Welsh Grand Committee in the House of Commons.

    Speaking in Westminster at the Committee of Welsh MPs who were debating the recommendations of Part One of the Silk Report, Mark Williams spoke about his and the Welsh Lib Dem party's support for the partial devolution of income tax to the Assembly, as well as the devolution of some smaller yield taxes such as stamp duty, business rates, air passenger duty, landfill tax and aggregates duty. He also spoke in support of allowing the Assembly to borrow, given that currently all Local Authorities, and even small Town Councils have this power, yet the National Assembly does not.