Hywel Williams

MP, Arfon

Arfon Plaid Cymru

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How Hywel Williams voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
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Hywel Williams hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Westminster Hall 29 Oct 2014

    Cavity wall insulation and problems of damp – Hywel Williams. 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Minimum Wage 22 Oct 2014

    As the Minister mentioned, Alan Milburn and the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission have pointed out that under Labour’s minimum wage proposals, the rate of increase between now and 2020 would be slower than that between 1999 and 2014. Does he agree that what we have heard from the Labour party about an 8 minimum wage shows that the Labour machine is still firmly stuck on...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Minimum Wage 22 Oct 2014

    Does the Minister therefore agree with my contention that the way to achieve a basic but decent standard of life is the living wage, which would benefit 266,000 workers in Wales alone, and in the UK would slash the tax credits bill by 1.5 billion per annum? Clearly, Plaid Cymru’s policy on the living wage is the best for Wales and for the UK.

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Plaid Cymru MP for Arfon

Entered 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
  • Departmental Staff (Bicycles)
  • Tax Credits
  • Prisons

Currently held offices

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (6 Jan 2014 to 10 Mar 2014)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (18 Jun 2010 to 18 Mar 2013)
  • Spokesperson (Children, Schools and Families; Health; International Development; Work and Pensions) (21 Jul 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Spokesperson (Children, Schools & Families; Health; International Development; Work and Pensions) (21 Jul 2009 to 21 Jul 2009)
  • Spokesperson (Children, Schools & Families; Health; International Development; Treasury; Work and Pensions) (29 Aug 2007 to 21 Jul 2009)
  • Spokesperson (Education and Skills; Health; International Development; Treasury; Work and Pensions) (20 Oct 2006 to 29 Aug 2007)
  • Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport; Education and Skills; Health; International Development; Work and Pensions) (2 Aug 2006 to 20 Oct 2006)
  • Spokesperson (Culture; Education & Skills; Work & Pensions; Social Security; Health; Disability; International Development) (16 Jan 2006 to 2 Aug 2006)
  • Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (20 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) (22 Jul 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Spokesperson (Disability; Health; Social Security; Work and Pensions) (19 Jan 2004 to 16 Jan 2006)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 47 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 46 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 64.86% 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 — below 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 314 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.


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