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Roger Williams - MP for Brecon and Radnorshire

Welcome to my website.

Here you can find out about the work I have been doing for local people since I was first elected in 2001 and some of the ways I might be able to help you.

I was born in Brecon and Radnorshire and have lived here all my life, so I know how special our area is. If there's anything you think I can do to help improve life in our unique communities, or if I can assist you with an individual issue, please contact me.

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Latest news

  • Article: Apr 2, 2014

    With the horse meat scandal and the number of food crime incidents increasing in this country, Roger Williams, Lib Dem MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, intervened on a debate on food crime in the House of Commons. In the past Roger Williams has campaigned to prevent illegal bush meat entering this country through air ports, such as Heathrow. This lead to the deployment of dogs, especially trained to detect undeclared meat being smuggled into this country. Bush meat often originates in West Africa and there are no hygiene requirements in its country of origin or in this country. It constitutes a threat to human health.

  • Article: Mar 27, 2014

    Roger Williams MP has pressed the Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to use all the measures that he has available to him to bear down on the terrible disease of Bovine TB.

    Roger Williams mentioned in particular the Polymerase Chain Reaction test, which can be used to identify infected badgers and the sets at which infected badgers live. This would be very useful in targeting the cull at those badgers that are spreading disease to their healthy neighbours and to cattle. However, the badger vaccine, which is thought to be 70% effective, does not cure infected badgers. Therefore, particularly in regions where TB is spreading, a targeted cull on infected badgers and their sets, while protecting the healthy badgers with vaccine, could be very effective.

  • Article: Mar 26, 2014

    Roger Williams, Lib Dem MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, has today urged the Secretary of State for Wales to take urgent action after Powys local health board closed six beds at Knighton hospital due to recruitment problems. With Llandrindod hospital almost always full, this could cause bed-blocking in Hereford hospital, leading to further difficulty for patients in Powys.

  • Article: Mar 21, 2014

    Roger Williams, Member of Parliament for Brecon and Radnorshire, has welcomed the publication of the draft Wales Bill, which will put in place measures recommended in Paul Silk's Commission on Devolution in Wales Report.

    The Bill would give the Welsh government control of stamp duty land tax and landfill tax, and open the possibility of a referendum on devolving some income tax powers.

  • £800 tax cut delivered thanks to the Lib Dems
    Article: Mar 19, 2014

    Commenting following the Budget statement, Lib Dem MP for Brecon and Radnorshire Roger Williams said:

    "An £800 income tax cut for people in Brecon and Radnorshire is the real budget boost. Today's announcement that the personal tax allowance has been increased to £10,500 would not have happened without the Liberal Democrats in Government. We promised a £700 tax cut. Today we have delivered an £800 tax cut which will benefit 1,160,000 people in Wales, and 25,110 people in Brecon and Radnorshire.

  • Article: Mar 19, 2014

    An £800 income tax cut for people in Brecon and Radnorshire is the real budget boost, Liberal Democrat Roger Williams MP said today. The budget revealed plans to increase the personal allowance from April 2015 and put an extra £100 back in taxpayers' pockets. Lib Dems have already delivered on a £700 tax cut for low to middle earners, but today's news goes even further for hardworking people.