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.
Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
2 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2004–2011
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2016
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 45 votes against, 7 absences, between 2011–2016
Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
8 votes for, 4 votes against, 2 absences, between 2003–2016
Generally voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, 3 absences, between 2010–2017
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, between 2007–2016
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Hywel Williams has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 4 Dec 2017
I rise to speak to amendment 355, which stands in my name and that of my hon. Friends and sets out our position that an affirmative vote by devolved bodies prior to enactment is required. If the process of Brexit could be summed up in one word, it would be “control”. For me, taking back control also means bringing the exercise of powers as close as possible to the people. The...
What recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on a legislative consent motion for the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
I have asked the Secretary of State a number of times, both orally and in writing, what would happen if the National Assembly for Wales were to withhold its consent for the withdrawal Bill, and he has gone from looking hopelessly Panglossian to being unsure, evasive and even furtive. Will he now tell the House what would happen if the National Assembly for Wales withheld its consent for the Bill?
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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
Hywel Williams campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Work and Pensions
- Culture Media and Sport
- Welsh Language
- Departmental Public Expenditure
- Driving: Licensing
- Departmental Staff (Bicycles)
- Tax Credits
Currently held offices
- Member, Committee on Exiting the European Union (since 11 Sep 2017)
- Shadow PC Spokesperson (Brexit) (since 1 Jun 2017)
- Shadow PC Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (since 1 Jun 2017)
- Shadow PC Spokesperson (International Trade) (since 1 Jun 2017)
- Shadow PC Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (since 10 May 2001)
Other offices held in the past
- Plaid Cymru Westminster Leader (12 Oct 2015 to 1 Jun 2017)
- Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (1 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Shadow PC Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (8 May 2015 to 1 Jun 2017)
- Shadow PC Spokesperson (Defence) (8 May 2015 to 1 Jun 2017)
- Shadow PC Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office/Europe) (8 May 2015 to 1 Jun 2017)
- 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)
- Shadow PC Spokesperson (International Development) (10 May 2004 to 1 Jun 2017)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (26 Jan 2004 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow PC Spokesperson (Health) (10 May 2001 to 30 Mar 2015)
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