Hywel Francis

MP, Aberavon

Aberavon Labour

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How Hywel Francis voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration 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 very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
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Hywel Francis hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Department: Crimes of Violence: Females 22 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government is taking to tackle gender-based violence in gangs (a) generally and (b) in respect of sexual violence against girls and young women; and if she will make a statement.
  • Bills Presented: Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill 15 Jul 2014

    It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Cambridge (Dr Huppert). He is a valued member of my Joint Committee on Human Rights, as was the hon. Member for Esher and Walton (Mr Raab). I was delighted to hear him quoting the banner of the Tower lodge miners, a great bastion of trade union freedom. The quote has been attributed to Franklin—it may well be—and to the Lord Mayor...
  • Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: New Clause 52 — Procedure for certain planning challenges 17 Jun 2014

    It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill), not so much for the content of his contribution as for its tone and humour. I am afraid that I will not be able to match his humour. He beat me to the punch by telling us about his friendship and legal partnership with my distinguished predecessor, Lord Morris of Aberavon. I suspect from the tone of the...

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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)

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  • Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 15 written questions in the last year — 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 70.50% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 81 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

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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