How Hywel Francis voted since 2001
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- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
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Hywel Francis never rebelled against their party in this parliament
I thank my right hon. Friend for giving way, and I congratulate him warmly on his success in securing the debate. His point about local feeling is a strong one. Does he agree that alongside trial by jury and the appointment of local magistrates, one of the central tenets of our common-law system, which has been developed over centuries and of which we are very proud, is the importance of the...
At the outset, I should say that I speak this afternoon as Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, and draw the House’s attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. Many of these amendments relate to amendments suggested in the Committee’s report, and I wish to acknowledge that the Government have moved considerably in its direction,...
My hon. Friend makes a powerful point. Finally, I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Nottingham North (Mr Allen) and his Select Committee for the tremendous work carried out right up to today, and particularly last night, to deliver the final report. We have had the benefit of being able to read it today. I also commend the work of the Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement,...
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Labour MP for Aberavon
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Topics of interest
- Education and Skills
- Work and Pensions
- Part-time Students
- Higher Education
- Magistrates Courts: Wales
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 11 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 14 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 70.51% 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") 79 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA
Address of donor: ASU Box 32018, USA
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights for myself and a member of my staff; total value £1,342.01 ($2,066.54)
Destination of visit: Boone, North Carolina, USA
Date of visit: 17-22 April 2013
(Registered 13 May 2013)
Name of donor: Community - the Union for Life
Address of donor: 67/68 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2 9FA
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights with a value of £472 and accommodation with a value of £360, both for myself and one other; £832 in total
Destination of visit: Jersey
Date of visit: 2-5 July 2013
Purpose of visit: to speak at Community - the Union for Life conference
(Registered 10 July 2013)
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