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A selection of Elfyn Llwyd’s votes
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Consistently voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 16 votes against, 6 absences, between 2008–2013.
Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
7 votes for, 4 votes against, 2 absences, between 2003–2012.
Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 21 votes against, 9 absences, between 2012–2015.
Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 13 votes against, 4 absences, between 2012–2014.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Elfyn Llwyd’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Elfyn Llwyd’s full vote analysis page for more.
I made my maiden speech on 19 May 1992. By all accounts, it was a brilliant speech, because nobody interrupted me and within hours it was in a bound volume. I am very proud of that. In ’92, of course, devolution was very much a minority sport. Nowadays it is central to virtually everything we do, as every Bill has on it its territorial reach. I mentioned many times in those early days that...
No SNP gain here. This is, in fact, my last Prime Minister’s questions after 23 years in this place, but I hope that my very good friend the former Member for Banff and Buchan will be rejoining this place in May. Can the Prime Minister please tell us which causes him more anguish: his imminent return or my imminent departure?
More of Elfyn Llwyd’s recent appearances
Former Plaid Cymru MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Also represented Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- National Offender Management Service
- Sri Lanka
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (14 Jul 2011 to 12 Mar 2012)
- Member, Justice Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow PC Spokesperson (Wales) (18 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Plaid Cymru Westminster Leader (18 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow PC Spokesperson (Constitution) (18 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow PC Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs) (18 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow PC Spokesperson (Justice) (18 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow PC Spokesperson (Defence) (18 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow PC Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (18 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (20 Jul 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (10 May 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Innovation, Universities and Skills) (20 Jun 2007 to 10 Jun 2009)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Justice) (10 May 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Education and Skills) (10 May 2006 to 10 Jun 2007)
- Shadow Chief Whip (Commons) (10 Jan 2006 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (10 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Justice) (10 May 2005 to 10 May 2006)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (10 May 2004 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Draft Civil Contingencies Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Jul 2003 to 28 Nov 2003)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (10 May 2001 to 10 May 2006)
- Shadow PC Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (1 Jul 1999 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (10 Jan 1999 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (20 Apr 1998 to 11 May 2001)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (1 Jul 1997 to 1 Jul 2005)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (1 Jul 1997 to 1 Jul 2005)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (6 May 1997 to 1 Jul 1999)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jul 1995 to 1 Jul 2001)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (1 Jul 1992 to 1 Jul 1994)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Transport) (1 Jul 1992 to 1 Jul 1994)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 23 Oct 1995)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
From 17 March 2014, member of the Advisory Panel of
The Constables’ Central Committee
of the Police Federation
of England and Wales, Federation House, Highbury Ave, Leatherhead KT22 7UY. Expected remuneration of £5,000 per year, for attending bi-monthly meetings. (Registered 8 April 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: Casa de les Punxes, Av. Diagonal 418 1r 2a, 08037 Barcelona
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and food, total value £801.60
Destination of visit: Catalonia
Date of visit: 3-5 September 2014
Purpose of visit: cross-party fact finding visit.
(Registered 9 September 2014)
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