Our Committee

Meet our Executive Committee who work hard to keep the local party running:

Honorary President: Gareth Morgan

At our last AGM, we were delighted to appoint Cllr Gareth Morgan as our Honorary President. He is a Powys County Councillor and Town Councillor in Llanidloes. We wanted to celebrate his enthusiam, commitment and hard work that he has put into representing his constituents and supporting Montgomeryshire Liberal Democrats. 


Chair: John Thornton

My role is to Chair the Local Party Executive meetings, take responsibility to make sure that there is compliance with legal requirements, including GDPR and to ensure that the Local Party is run according to the local party and national constitution.

I am based near Llansantffraid. Previously worked as a Constituency Organiser in both Shrewsbury & Atcham and Ceredigion. Currently a member of the Welsh Liberal Democrats Constitutional Affairs Committee.

Email: chair@montlibdems.org.uk


Vice Chair: Robert Williams

My role is to support the Chair and deputise where needed as well as to provide advice and support. 

I am based in Machynlleth.

Telephone number: 01654 700662


Treasurer: David Collington

My role is to have strategic ownership of expenditure and income, such as preparing budgets and financial targets for discussion by others and advising on the implications of spending decisions. I am also responsible for the practical side of managing the local party's finances, such as paying in bills, managing the payroll, and producing financial reports. 


Secretary: Ceri Meehan

My role is to organise the monthly executive meetings, take minutes, arrange the AGM and local party officer elections, ensure decisions are consistent with consitutional requirements, handle correspondence and keep records up-to-date.

I live near Llansantffraid and have a keen interest in environmental and agricultural policy. I am also a member of the Welsh Liberal Democrats Policy Development committee and Welsh Conference Committee.

Please feel free to email me at secretary@montlibdems


Membership Secretary and Diversity Officer: Folkert Veenstra

My role includes: Ensuring all membership details are correct and up-to-date, encouraging local members to get involved in campaigning on both a local and national level, organising a programme of social events to inspire members to get involved, helping to recruit new members and report to the local party Executive Meetings.

Phone between 12:00 and 21:00 07891588413 - Please feel free to leave a WhatsApp message


Youth Officer: Glyn Preston

My role is to represent young people on the executive, to liaise with the Young Liberals and I also lead on social media for the local party.  


County Council Representative and Chair of Campaigns Group: David Selby

David Selby – Powys County Councillor and Newtown Town Councillor for Newtown Central

Tel: 07979 708000. 


Ordinary Members: 

Each local party has people elected to their Executive Committee as Ordinary Members, who do not hold specific roles. These are people who help by having a say in how the local party is run, and by taking on ad hoc roles and helping with special projects.

Patrick Adams (Llanidloes)

Alison Alexander (Llanfyllin)

Jane Carrington (Llanfyllin)

Llanfyllin Town Councillor

Richard Church (Welshpool)

Welshpool Town Councillor and Former Chair of Montgomeryshire Liberal Democrats.

Phone: 01938 558861

Jane Dards (Caersws)

Kelly Healy (Newtown)

Nick Semper (Four Crosses)

Simon Spencer (Llanfyllin)


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