How Hywel Francis voted since 2001
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Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
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Hywel Francis hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
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,...
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...
It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Ceredigion (Mr Williams), who is a very valued member of the Welsh Affairs Committee. When I chaired the Committee, he always thanked me for the impartial way in which I did so. In contrast, I say to the hon. Member for Monmouth (David T. C. Davies) in a comradely way, although he may not understand the word, that I look forward to the time...
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Former Labour MP for Aberavon
Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Education and Skills
- Work and Pensions
- Part-time Students
- Higher Education
- Magistrates Courts: Wales
Currently held offices
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 8 Sep 2010)
- Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 8 Sep 2010)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (26 Jul 2010 to 8 Sep 2010)
- Chair, Welsh Affairs Committee (13 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (11 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 13 Jul 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 5 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 — 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.
- 52 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 83 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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