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Former Labour MP for Conwy
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 3,081 votes. — 488th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Betty Williams voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for a smoking ban. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- UK Chemical Industry (30 Mar 2010)
“Let me first say what a pleasure it is to be in this Chamber under your chairmanship, Mr. Wilshire. May I also wish you all the very best in your retirement? I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Bolton, South-East (Dr. Iddon) on securing this debate and thank him for devoting it to our late friend, Dr. Ashok Kumar, for whom we all had great respect. Will the Minister tell us whether...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (22 Mar 2010) has video
“Is my right hon. Friend aware that Mr. Ryan Hilton, an events manager with the pub crawl firm, Carnage UK, was convicted in court in Llandudno last week of assaulting my constituent, Mr. Mark Aelwyn Roberts, causing him actual bodily harm? He will be sentenced at Crown court. Will my right hon. Friend please note that North Wales police had objected to that event in Bangor? Does he agree that...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Tax Credits (17 Mar 2010)
“What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the number of families claiming tax credits in Wales.”
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- Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 3 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 69.80% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well below 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.
- 51 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 63 times in debates — well below 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||£12,920 (465th)||£13,989 (507th)||£12,704 (530th)||£10,947||£11,388 (549th)||£10,598 (555th)||£13,273 (557th)||£12,375 (503rd)|
|Office running costs||£11,548 (553rd)||£9,919 (594th)||£9,191 (625th)||£9,521||£7,528 (633rd)||£9,834 (635th)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£6,718 (597th)|
|Staffing costs||£96,388 (293rd)||£98,588 (30th)||£84,932 (298th)||£83,502||£65,858 (530th)||£69,590 (200th)||£65,547 (joint 244th with 1 other)||£57,222 (38th)|
|Communications Allowance||£0||£473 (590th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£12,153 (133rd)1||£11,702 (153rd)2||£10,627 (189th)||£12,852||£14,436 (158th)||£13,722 (184th)||£13,226 (196th)||£9,488 (241st)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£3,237 (4th)||£3,569 (6th)||£2,345 (27th)||£0||£1,059 (joint 172nd with 2 others)||£1,383 (116th)||£2,228 (38th)||£1,975 (38th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£221 (275th)||£0||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||£6,095 (116th)||£613 (joint 423rd with 1 other)||£569 (joint 494th with 1 other)||£505||£747 (joint 382nd with 1 other)||£614 (454th)||£792 (439th)||£834 (397th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£5,938 (4th)||£5,138 (131st)||£4,215||£6,596 (86th)||£5,340 (101st)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,296 (joint 190th with 3 others)||£1,058 (joint 320th with 22 others)||£309||£1,968 (joint 134th with 11 others)||£1,968 (joint 127th with 11 others)||£1,968 (joint 126th with 11 others)||£1,658 (joint 404th with 2 others)|
|Other Costs||£200 (93rd)||£0||£0||£0||£21 (100th)||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£142,762 (413th)||£146,087 (334th)||£126,564 (499th)||£121,851||£109,601 (552nd)||£113,049 (462nd)||£115,268 (272nd)||£90,270 (284th)|