Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament
How Roger Williams voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted very strongly for a smoking banDetails
- Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly against the hunting banDetails
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted very strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted moderately for a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted strongly against a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted moderately against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
St David famously instructed his followers on his deathbed to do the little things, and he probably understood that I would have only four minutes to speak, so I shall focus my comments on two steps that I would like to see in the forthcoming Budget. I have confidence that one of them will be in it because it was announced in the autumn statement: two reductions in employer national insurance...
I am following my hon. Friend’s argument closely. Does he agree that part of the problem is that Wales has a legacy of ill health from heavy industry and a legacy of economic inactivity because of the loss of those industries? That has never been reflected in the Barnett formula so those needs are still unmet in Wales.
My hon. Friend and I worked together on the Development Board for Rural Wales. In Newtown and Welshpool, where investment was focused, there is a residue of manufacturing, as there is in Brecon. Would such investment not bring great benefit to rural mid-Wales again?
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Liberal Democrat MP for Brecon and Radnorshire
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Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Departmental Food
- Freedom of Information
- Departmental Staff
- Avian Influenza
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (12 Jul 2010 to 25 Nov 2013)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Wales; Shadow Environment, Energy, Food and Rural Affair Minister (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (21 Jul 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Member, Draft Marine Bill (Joint Committee) (20 May 2008 to 27 Nov 2008)
- Whip (6 Mar 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Welsh Affairs (4 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Minister (Rural Affairs), Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (21 Mar 2006 to 21 Jul 2008)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Draft Disability Discrimination Bill (Joint Committee) (to 11 Jun 2004)
- Shadow Minister (Rural Affairs), Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
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- Has spoken in 58 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 8 written questions in the last year — below 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 73.69% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 367 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payment of £75 received from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for participation in opinion survey. Hours: 45 mins. Paid to Brecon & Radnorshire Liberal Democrats. (Registered 17 October 2013)
8. Land and Property
Half share in farmland at Tredomen Court, Wales.
Half share in three houses in Tredomen, Brecon, from which rental income is received.
Half share in a house in Exmouth, Devon
, from which rental income is received.
Partner in R. H. Williams; a farming partnership. (Updated 15 June 2012)
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