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 fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Source
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Hywel Williams hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Housing Benefit (Abolition of Social Sector Size Criteria) 17 Dec 2014

    The Minister began his contribution this afternoon with the good news about unemployment. He made a case for giving the full picture, so this is a message for both Front-Bench teams—the one that has overall charge of the economy, and the one that has charge of the economy mainly in Wales. In the last quarter, unemployment in Wales went up by 8,000. That is indeed the full picture. I...
  • Business of the House: New Clause 1 — Impact on Government revenues 3 Dec 2014

    I am sure that the hon. Gentleman will accept that there is also a reputational danger for the industry in general and for the entire system of retirement pensions if people who make honest and sincere investments find that the returns are non-existent or that the investment itself disappears, and find themselves not being at leisure in their 70s, but working, like people I know.
  • Business of the House: New Clause 1 — Impact on Government revenues 3 Dec 2014

    I rise to speak on behalf of Plaid Cymru and in support of amendment (a), which stands in my name, to Labour’s new clause 2. I agree with much of that new clause, but I wish to add that the Government should bring forward a report on the impact of the changes introduced by the Bill specifically on the housing market and introduce measures to rectify any problems, should it become...

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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, 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)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (27 Feb 2012 to 20 Oct 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)

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  • Has spoken in 45 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 21 written questions in the last year — 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 65.05% 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") 322 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.


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