A selection of Hywel Francis's votes
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Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2007–2015
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2012
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 11 votes against, between 2013–2014
Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
1 vote for, 14 votes against, 7 absences, between 2008–2013
Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2012
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
We have lots more plain English analysis of Hywel Francis’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Hywel Francis’s full vote analysis page for more.
I am sure the Secretary of State agrees that one of the best ways of rebalancing the economy is to ensure the interface between universities and the private and public sectors, and I know he recently visited my constituency and the new Swansea university campus at Crymlyn burrows. I am also sure he would wish to join me in congratulating the leader of Neath Port Talbot county borough council,...
I am proud to be a member of Community and a founder of the all-party group on steel in the 2001 Parliament. I also draw the House’s attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests, which refers to the fact that I had the privilege of addressing the Community biennial conference last year. I represent the proud steel town of Port Talbot. The late great Jack Thomas,...
It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Ceredigion (Mr Williams), who is a very valued member of the Welsh Affairs Committee. When I chaired the Committee, he always thanked me for the impartial way in which I did so. In contrast, I say to the hon. Member for Monmouth (David T. C. Davies) in a comradely way, although he may not understand the word, that I look forward to the time...
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Former Labour MP for Aberavon
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
- Education and Skills
- Work and Pensions
- Part-time Students
- Higher Education
- Magistrates Courts: Wales
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (8 Sep 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (8 Sep 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (26 Jul 2010 to 8 Sep 2010)
- Chair, Welsh Affairs Committee (13 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (11 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 13 Jul 2005)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 5 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Hywel Francis’s speeches
- Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 70.46% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 30 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 83 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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