Ann Clwyd

MP, Cynon Valley

Cynon Valley Labour

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How Ann Clwyd voted since 2001
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  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
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Ann Clwyd occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: UK Armed Forces (Iraq) 15 Dec 2014

    The urgent question has illustrated that we need a far broader debate than we are having at present. I visited Iraq 26 times when I was special envoy on human rights. Many of the things we put in place were not just military matters: we trained civil society, we retrained journalists, we insisted on the rights of women and we trained the judiciary. I have just visited both Baghdad and...
  • Overseas Voters (15 Year Rule): Foreign Affairs Committee (Hong Kong Visit) 2 Dec 2014

    I hope that China will, even at this late stage, change its mind. I say that because 26 years ago, as a Member of this House, I went with a delegation to Hong Kong. We stayed there for a week, and then at the end of the week we booked through a tourist organisation a visit to mainland China. We got as far as Macau and got on a tourist bus ready to cross the border into China, but at the...
  • Overseas Voters (15 Year Rule): Foreign Affairs Committee (Hong Kong Visit) 2 Dec 2014

    The point that I was making earlier was that those rights are enshrined in law, and that the Chinese Government are therefore breaking the law if those rights are being violated. These issues are creating a climate in which, although press freedom is respected according to the letter of the law, journalists are either being pressurised by advertisers and media owners to avoid criticising...

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Labour MP for Cynon Valley

Entered House of Commons on 3 May 1984 — unknown

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Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Trade and Industry
  • Wales
  • Defence
  • Health
  • Afghanistan
  • Indonesia
  • Arms Export Licences
  • Miners' Compensation
  • UK Nationals (Cuba)

Currently held offices

  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, International Development Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 9 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 62.82% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 625 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.

8. Land and Property
A flat in North Wales from which I receive rental income.

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