Mark Williams has been the MP for Ceredigion since 2005. He was born in Hertford where he went to Richard Hale Secondary School, and then Aberystwyth University. He then worked for Geraint Howells, the Liberal MP for Ceredigion, before becoming a Research Assistant to Liberal Peers in the House of Lords. He later worked as a Primary School Teacher and Deputy Headteacher before being elected to Parliament. While at Aberystwyth, Mark became the Secretary of the Liberal Society and was selected as the Lib-Dem candidate in Monmouth (1997) and Ceredigion (2000 & 2001), winning there in 2005 and 2010. Mark was appointed to the Welsh Affairs Select Committee in 2005 before becoming the Liberal Democrat spokesman for Wales, and at varying times has been spokesman on Schools and Higher Education. He is Co-Chair of the Lib-Dem Group for Welsh Affairs, Secretary of the APPG on Rail in Wales, Chair of the APPG on Tourism in Wales, and Co-Chair of the APPG on Global Education for All.