Hywel Francis

MP, Aberavon

Aberavon Labour

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How Hywel Francis voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
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Hywel Francis hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Economic Rebalancing 21 Jan 2015

    I am sure the Secretary of State agrees that one of the best ways of rebalancing the economy is to ensure the interface between universities and the private and public sectors, and I know he recently visited my constituency and the new Swansea university campus at Crymlyn burrows. I am also sure he would wish to join me in congratulating the leader of Neath Port Talbot county borough council,...
  • Opposition Day — [12th Allotted Day]: Steel Industry 14 Jan 2015

    I am proud to be a member of Community and a founder of the all-party group on steel in the 2001 Parliament. I also draw the House’s attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests, which refers to the fact that I had the privilege of addressing the Community biennial conference last year. I represent the proud steel town of Port Talbot. The late great Jack...

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Labour MP for Aberavon

Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Wales
  • Education and Skills
  • Work and Pensions
  • Health
  • Justice
  • Carers
  • Part-time Students
  • Higher Education
  • Magistrates Courts: Wales
  • Remploy

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Liaison Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Chairman, Welsh Affairs Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (20 Jul 2005 to 1 Nov 2005)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 70.46% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 9 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
  • 54 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Hywel Francis’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 83 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
£120 received from Teledu Tinopolis, Canolfan Tinopolis, Stryd y Parc, Llaenelli, SA15 3YE, for an interview on 20 March 2014. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 15 April 2014)

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