Former AM William Powell seriously ill with coronavirus

The former Assembly Member William Powell is seriously ill with coronavirus and is being treated in hospital.

A fellow Liberal Democrat councillor on Powys Council has confirmed to ITV Cymru Wales on behalf of the family that Mr Powell is in a stable condition but very poorly.

Mr Powell was Assembly Member for Mid and West Wales from 2011 to 2016 and was President of the Welsh Liberal Democrats until 2019.

The leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, Jane Dodds, has said her "whole party is devastated."

His fellow councillors in Powys later issued this statement:

Fellow politicians and those who've worked with him have been sending their best wishes.

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