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Former Labour MP for Swansea West
- Entered Parliament on 15 October 1964 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 4,269 votes. — 426th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Alan Williams voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Business of the House: Chair (Terminology) (4 Mar 2010)
“It is because those very factors need to be taken into account that the amendment is phrased in a way that makes it an enabling amendment-it does not say that the Speaker "should" recommend such action, but leaves it to the Speaker's discretion. There is no compulsion about it.”
- Written Answers — Public Accounts Commission: Illegal Immigrants (4 Mar 2010)
“The National Audit Office has not appointed any staff since 2005 later discovered to be illegal immigrants.”
- Written Answers — Public Accounts Commission: Trade Unions (4 Mar 2010)
“No days were spent on trade union activity in 2009.”
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- Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 77.80% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — well below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 68 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 724 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 12 Apr 2010. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£5,075 (562nd)||£5,221 (578th)||£7,073 (577th)||£6,151||£4,521 (600th)||£4,851 (602nd)||£3,389 (615th)||£3,484 (608th)|
|Office running costs||£11,050 (565th)||£10,913 (joint 569th with 1 other)||£13,563 (575th)||£10,566||£7,244 (637th)||£5,816 (648th)||£5,925 (651st)||£6,925 (594th)|
|Staffing costs||£69,542 (614th)||£59,313 (633rd)||£65,657 (613th)||£63,687||£64,099 (563rd)||£65,517 (433rd)||£61,586 (462nd)||£45,668 (335th)|
|Communications Allowance||£0||£441 (591st)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£4,021 (503rd)1||£3,573 (534th)2||£3,790 (531st)||£4,956||£7,586 (443rd)||£6,703 (455th)||£9,103 (369th)||£6,567 (394th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£0||£412 (294th)||£128 (joint 400th with 4 others)||£181 (386th)||£328 (joint 307th with 1 other)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£138 (312th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£2,001 (518th)||£368 (551st)||£740 (396th)||£617||£491 (509th)||£374 (572nd)||£599 (524th)||£575 (joint 514th with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£303 (631st)||£1,964 (418th)||£1,451||£913 (583rd)||£826 (595th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£256 (643rd)||£199 (637th)||£397||£893 (645th)||£893 (642nd)||£893 (631st)||£496 (joint 601st with 4 others)|
|Total||£91,689 (638th)||£80,526 (641st)||£92,986 (641st)||£87,825||£86,159 (651st)||£85,108 (645th)||£81,676 (642nd)||£64,043 (629th)|