About James Evans

I am proud to have been born and raised in the wonderful constituency of Brecon and Radnorshire. Brought up on the family farm, I have a passion for the outdoors, for agriculture and protecting the valuable role the industry plays in our area. My years spent in Young Farmers took me all around the constituency, building friendships and partnerships, developing life skills.

I am a keen rugby player and I am proud to have captained the second team with Gwernyfed Rugby Club. I live in Brecon with my dog Daisy.

I am a passionate Conservative, championing our fantastic communities across Brecon and Radnorshire. Over the past ten years, I have campaigned far and wide, from Ystradgynlais in the South, Presteigne in the East, Llandrindod Wells in the North down to Crickhowell in the South.

In 2017 I was elected as a County Councillor for Gwernyffed Ward and then Cabinet Member in Powys County Council.

In May 2021 I was elected Senedd Member for my home of Brecon and Radnorshire, the proudest moment of my political life. Welsh Conservative Leader Andrew RT Davies promoted me to Shadow Minister for Mental Heath, Wellbeing and Mid Wales in June 2021.

In May 2022 I became Policy Director of the Welsh Conservatives in the Senedd and sit on the Children, Young People and Education Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee.