James Gibson-Watt 

County Councillor for Glasbury

They are a Welsh Liberal Democrat Group councillor. They ran at the last election as a Welsh Liberal Democrats candidate.

They served as a councillor during the 2022-2027 term.

James Gibson-Watt has special responsibilities - they are the  Leader & Cabinet Member for an Open & Transparent Powys. These responsibilities incur an additional allowance payment.


The allowances paid to James Gibson-Watt for the last 5 years is displayed below. The allowances include a basic salary, senior salary (if any), care allowance, working expenses, subsistence and travel. For the full breakdown, please see the Powys County Council website.

# 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
James Gibson-Watt £22,722.40 £23,502.39 £22,534.94 £22,917.96 £23,160.96

Source: https://en.powys.gov.uk/article/5780/View-councillors-allowances-and-expenses

  Attendance 100.0%

The attendance record for James Gibson-Watt since 1st May 2022 is displayed below.


Present as expected

17 sessions out of 17


Absent with apologies given

0 sessions out of 17


Absent without apologies given

2 sessions out of 17


Total absence

2 sessions out of 17

Source: https://powys.moderngov.co.uk/mgAttendance.aspx?XXR=0&DR=01%2f05%2f2022-09%2f05%2f2027&ACT=Go&UID=248

  Election Results

The 2022 local government election results for James Gibson-Watt are displayed below.

Name Party No. of Votes Elected?
Boosey, Rhodri  Welsh Conservatives 300
Gibson-Watt, James  Welsh Liberal Democrats 561
  Council Tax £1,742.02

For the previous 5 years, the voting record of James Gibson-Watt on Council Tax setting is displayed below.

# 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24
County Council Tax Change (%) +5% +9.5% +4.8% +2.9% +3.39% N/A
James Gibson-Watt Against Against Against Against Against

Source: Powys County Council Voting Results - Council Tax Resolution / Charges by Area 2012-2022

  Recent Votes

Recent votes on motions or resolutions by James Gibson-Watt are displayed below.

Motion Date Result Vote
Revenue Virement - Highways Savings 08/12/2022 Passed For
Commit to serve good quality meat and dairy products (As Amended) 08/12/2022 Passed For
Fair's fare on Powys energy and water resources 08/12/2022 Passed For
Powys Schools 08/12/2022 Passed For
Commit to serve good quality meat and dairy products (Amendment) 08/12/2022 Passed For
Suspend standing orders 08/12/2022 Not Passed Against
Air Ambulance 13/10/2022 Passed Abstained
School Transport 13/10/2022 Passed For
Drainage and Flooding 13/10/2022 Passed For
Nature Emergency 13/10/2022 Passed For
Annual Self-Assessment Report 21-22 22/07/2022 Passed For
Newtown Town Council 22/07/2022 Passed For
School Closures 22/07/2022 Not Passed Against
Rural Fuel Duty Relief scheme 22/07/2022 Passed For
Dydd Gwyl Dewi (As Amended) 22/07/2022 Passed For
Dydd Gwyl Dewi (Amendment) 22/07/2022 Passed For

Source: https://spotlightpowys.wales/votes-at-pcc