How Roger Williams voted since 2001
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Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted a mixture of for and against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
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Roger Williams occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
I, too, thank the Backbench Business Committee for allowing time on the Floor of the House to debate this important subject. I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Thurrock (Jackie Doyle-Price) for the extraordinary work she and her office did—and, I understand, that of my hon. Friend the Member for Folkestone and Hythe (Damian Collins)—in organising the inquiry. The...
That is most helpful. I dare not mention the Barnett formula in this debate, but I was wondering whether such money might flow into Wales. I thank my hon. Friend for his very kind offer. The major subject of the report was the equalisation of pensions. There is no point trying to skate around it: like other hon. Members, I find it very difficult to recommend a move towards equalising...
My hon. Friend is quite right. That is a point that I was going to come on to. Not only were Gurkhas not allowed to marry non-Gurkha women; if they did, they were discharged from the Army and, as a result, had no pension at all. That affects some of the Gurkha veterans that my hon. Friend the Member for Thurrock mentioned. We have an arrangement with the Sultan of Brunei, who runs a very...
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Liberal Democrat MP for Brecon and Radnorshire
Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Departmental Food
- Freedom of Information
- Departmental Staff
- Avian Influenza
Currently held offices
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 57 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 22 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 73.35% 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") 386 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 Jun 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)
Payment of £200 from Ipsos MORI
, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for research interview. Hours: 1.5 hrs. Payment donated to my constituency
party. (Registered 14 March 2014)
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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