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David John Delwyn Williams
, known as Delwyn Williams
, (born 1 November 1938) is a British
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politician and solicitor.
He was educated at Welshpool High School and the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, where he obtained a LLB degree. He subsequently qualified as a solicitor. He was elected Member of Parliament
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for the traditionally Liberal seat of Montgomery
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in 1979, ousting Emlyn Hooson, but lost the seat after one term to the Liberal Alex Carlile
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in 1983. He stood in a by-election to Powys County Council in 2007 in the Welshpool, Gungrog ward as an Independent but came third behind the Liberal Democrat candidate and another Independent.