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Roger Williams

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Roger WilliamsYmunodd Roger Williams a'r Senedd yn San Steffan ar ei ymgais cyntaf yn 2001, yn cadw sedd i'r Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol. Cafodd ei ail-ethol yn 2005 a 2010.

After attending Christ College, Brecon, Roger Williams read Natural Science at Selwyn College, Cambridge, 1966-69, From 1969 to 2001, he was a livestock farmer; his other roles in public life included:

Chairman: of Brecon Beacon National Park [1990 - 1996]; of Brecon & Radnorshire National Farmers' Union [1985]: and of the Mid Wales Agri-Food partnership and board-member of the Wales Agri-Food Partnership [1999 - 2001]. Vice-chairman of the Training and Enterprise Council for Powys [1995]. Board-member: of the Training and Enterprise Council for mid-Wales [1997]; of the European Centre for Wales in Brussels [1993 - 2001]; and of the Development Board for Rural Wales [1991 - 1999]. Lay School Inspector for Wales and England [1995 - 2001].

He is a member of: the Farmers' Union of Wales, the National Farmers' Union and the Country Landowners and Business Association. His personal interests include: walking, reading, cricket and rugby

He was a Powys County Councillor [SDP 1981-88; Lib Dem 1988-2001]; in 1999 he contested Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire for the National Assembly for Wales.

As an MP his work on local issues includes campaigns for: better contingency planning to deal with bird flu; a rural fuel derogation; disclosure of membership of closed societies; red phone boxes; and rural broadband. He has campaigned against identity cards [NO2ID], aspartame and the illegal meat trade.

In Parliament he was appointed Spokesperson for Food and Rural Affairs [2002], for Wales [2003] and Whip [2004]; he is a member of the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee. He is also the Liberal Democrat representative to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. Roger is an office-holder of the All Party Groups on: Agriculture and Food for Development; Conservation and Wildlife; Fibromyalgia; Fire Safety and Rescue; Game and Wildlife Conservation; Gardening and Horticulture; Gurkha Welfare; Horses; Islamic Finance; Middleway; Minerals; National Parks; Western Sahara. In 2003 he participated in the parliamentary armed forces scheme and was seconded to the army for a year.

In 2007 Roger entered the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Secretary of State for Wales. Since May 2010, Roger has been co-chair of the Liberal Democrat Welsh Parliamentary Party Committee. He is also a member of the Foreign Affairs Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committees on Foreign Affairs, Environment Food and Rural Affairs and Energy and Climate Changes (DEFRA/DECC).

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Education, Economic Development . Leisure - Walking, Reading, Cricket, Rugby.

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  • Roger Williams
    Erthygl: 2011 Mai 20

    Roger Williams, the Deputy Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats and MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, used today's Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Oral Question session to call on the department to ensure that the Independent Fuel Poverty Review addresses the issue of rural fuel poverty.

  • Welsh Lib Dems say Yes to Fairer Votes
    Erthygl: 2011 Mawrth 26

    The Leader and Deputy Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, Kirsty Williams AM and Roger Williams MP, today launched the Welsh Liberal Democrats Yes to Fairer Votes campaign with Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats , Rt Hon Simon Hughes MP, at Llandrindod Wells.

    Speaking to an audience of Welsh Liberal Democrats activists, Kirsty Williams said:

  • Erthygl: 2011 Ion 28

    The Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, Kirsty Williams AM and Deputy Leader, Roger Williams MP, will today formally launch the Welsh Liberal Democrats say Yes for Wales campaign at Llanelwedd, Powys, away from Cardiff Bay. Launching the campaign, Kirsty Williams said:

    "In March, the people of Wales will have the opportunity to vote in a referendum to ensure for the first time that laws that affect only Wales are made only in Wales.

  • Erthygl: 2010 Ebrill 27

    Kirsty Williams, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats and Roger Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrats Shadow Secretary of State for Wales and Brecon and Radnorshire candidate visited a small rural business yesterday in Brecon to highlight their party's commitment to provide support and encourage the private sector in Wales.

  • Erthygl: 2010 Ebrill 16

    Commenting on the launch of the Conservative manifesto for Wales, Roger Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Wales said,

    "The Conservatives are talking about repairing the economy, but they have been the joint architects, with New Labour, of an economic strategy that has led to this crisis.

  • Erthygl: 2010 Ebrill 3

    Roger Williams, MP for Brecon and Radnorshire and Liberal democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, used last night's vote on the Budget to oppose the increase in alcohol duty.

    Roger Williams said: "Whilst I support measures to limit the impact of irresponsible drinking, including limiting the availability of cheap alcohol, this resolution would place an undue burden on responsible drinkers.

  • Erthygl: 2010 Ion 13

    Kirsty Williams Assembly Member for Brecon and Radnorshire has questioned the First Minister directly over extra support for our Mountain Rescue Services.


    Hot on the heels of Roger Williams MP s campaign for an exemption on the VAT paid on the equipment bought by Mountain Rescue Services, Kirsty raised the issue with Carwyn Jones in a special debate on the recent severe weather in the Assembly on Tuesday.

  • Erthygl: 2010 Ion 12

    Today, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have called for the UK Government andWelsh Assembly Government to take action to increase the level of socialhousing after Welsh Liberal Democrat research revealed that 1,000 youngpeople in Wales are living in temporary accommodation, and a further4,000 are living in housing considered 'overcrowded'.

  • Erthygl: 2009 Rhag 17

    Roger Williams, MP for Brecon and Radnorshire and Liberal Democrat Foodand Rural Affairs spokesperson, has today said that young and first-timebuyers in rural areas are in danger of being priced out of the marketthanks to the huge increase in rural house prices under the LabourGovernment.

    Mr Williams' comments came after Regional Affairs Minister Ian Austinreleased data showing that the cost of buying a home in a rural area ofEngland has at least doubled in almost every part of the country sinceLabour came to power in 1997.

  • Erthygl: 2009 Rhag 16

    Commenting on the Government's response to the Lords Select Committee onthe Barnett Formula, Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State forWales Roger Williams MP has blasted the Government's failure to back an eeds-based replacement for the Barnett Formula.

    The Lords Committee suggested an allocation system based on theAustralian Grants Commission, but in response the Government said: