Hywel Williams

MP, Arfon

Arfon Plaid Cymru

Hywel Williams’s voting in Parliament

Hywel Williams is a Plaid Cymru MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Plaid Cymru MPs.

This is a selection of Hywel Williams’s votes.

  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Almost always voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Generally voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Hywel Williams’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Hywel Williams’s full vote analysis page for more.

Hywel Williams never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Migration 16 Sep 2015

    Have the Government received any specific request for financial help from the Welsh Government to enable them to respond to the refugee crisis?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Benefit Sanctions 16 Sep 2015

    What assessment he has made of the effect of benefit sanctions in areas of Wales which have high numbers of economically inactive people and low numbers of available jobs relative to the rest of the country.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Benefit Sanctions 16 Sep 2015

    I thank the Secretary of State for his kind words. Some areas of Wales have high unemployment and low economic activity, and getting a job or extra hours is not easy, or even impossible. What has he done personally, as our Secretary of State, to ensure that our people are not subject to arbitrary and unfair benefit sanctions?

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Plaid Cymru MP for Arfon

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Also represented Caernarfon


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Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Wales
  • Health
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Welsh Language
  • Departmental Public Expenditure
  • Driving: Licensing
  • Departmental Staff (Bicycles)
  • Tax Credits

Currently held offices

  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (since 1 Jul 2015)
  • Shadow PC Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office/Europe) (since 8 May 2015)
  • Shadow PC Spokesperson (Defence) (since 8 May 2015)
  • Shadow PC Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (since 8 May 2015)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 24 May 2005)
  • Shadow PC Spokesperson (International Development) (since 10 May 2004)
  • Shadow PC Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (since 10 May 2001)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (6 Jan 2014 to 10 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (27 Feb 2012 to 20 Oct 2014)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (18 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (18 Jun 2010 to 18 Mar 2013)
  • Shadow PC Spokesperson (Education) (10 Jun 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (10 May 2005 to 10 May 2006)
  • Member, Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) (20 Jul 2004 to 11 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (26 Jan 2004 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow PC Spokesperson (Health) (10 May 2001 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 40 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 49 written questions in the last year — above 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 72.60% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 81 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Hywel Williams’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 337 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for participation in surveys. Payments donated to charity or local organisations:
4 December 2014, payment of £75 for participation in Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 21 January 2015)
22 April 2015, payment of £75 for participation in Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: 45 mins. Payment donated to a local fundraising appeal. (Registered 04 June 2015)

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