The Liberal Democrats have revealed their candidate for Montgomeryshire in the upcoming general election.

Councillor Glyn Preston has represented Llanidloes ward on Powys County Council alongside veteran Councillor Gareth Morgan since 2022 will be the party’s candidate for the general election which is expected to take place later this year.

Glyn is a board member of Theatr Hafren and of Llanidloes Futures Project, a local charity dedicated to increasing the uptake of Solar PV, and is a governor of Llanidloes HIgh School.

Glyn grew up in Llandinam, attended the Welsh language stream of Ysgol Uwchradd Llanidloes and settled back in the town after finishing his degree in Politics at the University of Birmingham.


 “I love where I live. It’s my home. I left for university and came back because it’s such a wonderful place to live,” said Cllr Preston.

“Far too few of my peers have returned. They love it here, but they don’t see the opportunities for the future. Jobs are the major barrier.

“I’d like to stop that ‘brain drain’, and make sure that more young people and their families feel able to stay here.”

Glyn believes constituents “need an MP they can trust, who will represent all people, of all ages and backgrounds, and will fight for better services and a better environment”.

“Lib Dems stand up for rural areas. The Conservatives have let Montgomeryshire & Glyndŵr down,” added Cllr Preston.

"It's the Lib Dems who can beat the Conservatives here to fight for better local health services and help to tackle the cost-of-living crisis".