Ann Clwyd

MP, Cynon Valley

Cynon Valley Labour

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How Ann Clwyd voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
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Ann Clwyd occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: International Women’s Day 5 Mar 2015

    I apologise for not being here at the start of the debate. I had not originally intended to participate, because I have taken part in similar debates in the Chamber as well as Westminster Hall many times over the past 30 years, and in those debates a variety of Members, male and female, have joined in the call for greater equality for women in this place and elsewhere. To strike a consensual...
  • Business of the House: International Women’s Day 5 Mar 2015

    That is very welcome information. I am sure those on the Front Benches will have further information on measures that have been taken to stamp out this abhorrent practice.
  • Business of the House: International Women’s Day 5 Mar 2015

    I thank the hon. Lady and agree with her on that point. I think a lot is going on under cover and has not yet been exposed. There is a real need for proactive and determined enforcement and prevention, including sex and relationship education in all schools. I believe wider action is needed to prevent young girls becoming victims, and to prosecute those who practise FGM. This should be a key...

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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, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (since 12 Jul 2010)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (since 12 Jul 2010)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Parliamentary Labour Party (24 May 2005 to 5 Dec 2006)
  • Member, International Development Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Special Envoy to PM on Human Rights in Iraq (26 May 2003 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, International Development Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (1 Jan 1994 to 1 Jan 1995)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jan 1993 to 1 Jan 1994)
  • Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (1 Nov 1992 to 1 Jan 1993)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Wales (1 Jul 1992 to 1 Nov 1992)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for International Development (1 Jan 1989 to 1 Jan 1992)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (1 Jan 1987 to 1 Jan 1988)
  • Member, Private Bill Procedure (Joint Committee) (12 Nov 1986 to 15 Nov 1988)
  • Member, European Legislation (1 Feb 1985 to 9 Feb 1988)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Aug 1983 to 31 Jul 1984)

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  • Has spoken in 31 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 17 written questions in the last year — 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 61.85% 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") 628 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Feb 2015.

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

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