Hywel Williams

MP, Arfon

Arfon Plaid Cymru

Hywel Williams campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Hywel Williams’s voting in Parliament

Hywel Williams is a Plaid Cymru MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Plaid Cymru MPs.

This is a selection of Hywel Williams’s votes.

  • Almost always voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Hywel Williams’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Hywel Williams’s full vote analysis page for more.

Hywel Williams has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Rural Broadband 19 Oct 2016

    In a Twitter message to me, the director of BT in Wales said that the “vast majority of rural Wales, including Arfon, can already access superfast broadband”. Does the Minister agree with her?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Rural Broadband 19 Oct 2016

    The main superfast broadband line passes the community of Crymlyn in my constituency, literally at the bottom of the people’s gardens. Many of these people run businesses from home and need to access substantial documents, but the download speed in Crymlyn would be an embarrassment even in the previous century. When will the Minister, or his Labour confederates in Cardiff, actually do...

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Plaid Cymru MP for Arfon

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Also represented Caernarfon


Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Wales
  • Health
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Welsh Language
  • Departmental Public Expenditure
  • Driving: Licensing
  • Departmental Staff (Bicycles)
  • Tax Credits

Currently held offices

  • PC Westminster Leader (since 12 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (since 1 Jul 2015)
  • Shadow PC Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (since 8 May 2015)
  • Shadow PC Spokesperson (Defence) (since 8 May 2015)
  • Shadow PC Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office/Europe) (since 8 May 2015)
  • Shadow PC Spokesperson (International Development) (since 10 May 2004)
  • Shadow PC Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (since 10 May 2001)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (6 Jan 2014 to 10 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (27 Feb 2012 to 20 Oct 2014)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (18 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (18 Jun 2010 to 18 Mar 2013)
  • Shadow PC Spokesperson (Education) (10 Jun 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (24 May 2005 to 17 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (10 May 2005 to 10 May 2006)
  • Member, Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) (20 Jul 2004 to 11 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (26 Jan 2004 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow PC Spokesperson (Health) (10 May 2001 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.


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