Independent Group 24, Action for Powys 4, non-aligned 3. Large rural area containing most of mid-Wales. Farming is the largest local industry; tourism is important (Brecon Beacons national park). Hay-on-Wye was converted to a book town by Richard Booth in the 1970s.
Claire Mills (Llanyre) moved from Conservative to non-aligned in May 2020 (she is a member of Abolish the Welsh Assembly).
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