Richard White


Telephone 01686 650969
Ward Central
Party Affiliation Independent
Office None
Committee Services


Councillor Richard White has lived in the Newtown area since 1998 and represented Newtown East Ward on the County Council from 2008-2012. He has served on the Town Council since 2004, currently representing Central Ward.

Councillor White represents the Town Council on a number of outside bodies including Theatre Hafren and is a former Governor of the High School and Treowen Primary School.

He works with other Councillors to put Newtown on the map.

Councillor Stats

Date took Office – 28.6.04 (The start of continuous service)


DNA = data not available
X = Councillor not in office

Attendance Record

Your Council’s decisions are made at meetings of the council or its committees.  Your Councillors have a duty to attend all meetings of the Council and meetings of the Committees of which they are members, unless an absence is approved by the meeting for a stated reason, for example a council duty elsewhere or ill-health.

Note that some councillors have been required to attend more meetings than others by reason, for example, of a shorter term of office or lesser number of committees to which elected, so the reader is advised to consider both the total number and the percentage when interpreting the attendance record.

Year (April – Mar) Total Required Meetings Total Required Meetings Attended (including Approved Absences) % of Required Duty Met Other Meetings Attended
May 22 – May 23 21 20 95 0
2023 – 2024 DNA      
2024 – 2025        
2025 – 2026        
2026 – 2027        

Training Record

There are no legal requirements for councillors to undertake training either before or after being elected.  However, this Council does require that all councillors undertake Code of Conduct training within six months of taking office and encourages all councillors to take advantage of training offered by organisations operating in the local council sector.

Year Course
2022-23 Code of Conduct – Module 9

Outside Body Appointments

Year Outside Body
2022-23 Representative Body of Hafren
  Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association
  Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Railway Liaison Committee
2023-24 One Voice Wales Montgomeryshire Area Committee
  Representative Body of Hafren
  Sarah Brisco Trust
  Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association
  Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Railway Liaison Committee


Project Leads and other Responsibilities

Project Start Date End Date 

Declarations of Interests

Your Councillors are obliged to observe the Code of Conduct.  In doing so they will declare their personal and prejudicial interests in matters being discussed in meetings.  Note that in Wales councillors are not required to declare interests in a Resister of Interests, but must declare them whenever they occur in meetings.

No current Declaration of Interests to display

Payments to Members

Your Councillors are entitled to payments (remuneration) at levels determined by the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales though they may choose to opt out of all or some of the payments.  Note that some councillors may have lesser entitlement if joining or ceasing part way through the year.

The total amounts shown here, are made up of various allowances including a care allowance.

Year Total Payments
May 2022 – May 2023 £660.00

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