Roger Williams

MP, Brecon and Radnorshire

Brecon and Radnorshire Liberal Democrat

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How Roger Williams voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails

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Roger Williams occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Child Abuse 17 Jul 2014

    The Home Secretary has rightly emphasised the importance of multi-agency work in safeguarding and protecting children. Some of those agencies operate under devolved legislation. Will she ensure that her Department and the United Kingdom Government as a whole co-operate fully with the devolved nations of the UK, so that children remain as protected as possible?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food and Drink Exports 17 Jul 2014

    In 2012 the Agri-food and Drink Export Forum said that it would report on the progress it was making. The organisation is doing good work, so will the Secretary of State tell us what progress has been made and when we will get the result in report form?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions 17 Jul 2014

    I draw hon. Members’ attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. I welcome the Secretary of State to her place. She has already demonstrated her commitment to UK food, but does she agree that large supermarkets, such as Tesco, should be encouraged to stock in-season products, such as British lamb, rather than discount New Zealand lamb, during our peak...

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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
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Defence
  • Treasury
  • Christmas
  • 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 55 debates in the last year — well 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 high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 73.10% 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.
  • 89 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Roger Williams’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 379 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.
9. Shareholdings
Partner in R. H. Williams; a farming partnership.  (Updated 15 June 2012)

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