Hywel Williams

Shadow PC Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs)

Plaid Cymru MP for Arfon

@hywelplaidcymru https://facebook.com/HywelWilliamsASMP

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Your MP (Hywel Williams) represents you, and all of the people who live in Arfon, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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Plaid Cymru MP for Arfon

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

Also represented Caernarfon

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Topics of interest

Hywel Williams campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Home Office
  • Cabinet Office
  • Work and Pensions
  • Welsh Language
  • Departmental Public Expenditure
  • Immigration: EU Nationals
  • Driving: Licensing
  • Immigration

Currently held offices

  • Member, Media Bill Committee (since 29 Nov 2023)
  • Member, Welsh Grand Committee (since 18 Jan 2022)
  • Shadow PC Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs) (since 21 Jul 2020)
  • Shadow PC Spokesperson (Defence) (since 21 Jul 2020)
  • Shadow PC Spokesperson (International Development) (since 21 Jul 2020)
  • Shadow PC Chief Whip (since 21 Jul 2020)
  • 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

  • Member, Powers of Attorney Bill Committee (22 Feb 2023 to 1 Mar 2023)
  • Member, Health and Care Bill Committee ( 7 Sep 2021 to 2 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (12 May 2021 to 24 Jun 2021)
  • Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (20 May 2020 to 15 Oct 2021)
  • Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (20 May 2020 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (20 May 2020 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (12 Dec 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Shadow PC Spokesperson (Brexit) ( 1 Jun 2017 to 21 Jul 2020)
  • 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, Innovation and Technology Committee (27 Feb 2012 to 20 Oct 2014)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (18 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (18 Nov 2010 to 20 May 2020)
  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Israel and Gaza 20 May 2024

    Neither the USA nor China nor Russia are party to the International Criminal Court. Does the Minister therefore recognise that, as permanent members of the Security Council, the UK and France have a special responsibility to support the ICC and uphold international law?
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Email 17 May 2024

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of expanding the use of e-mail to communicate with his Department's customers.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Repatriation 7 May 2024

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken was for the conclusion of an application for a voluntary return through the Voluntary Returns Service in (a) Wales and (b) the UK, in the most recent period for which data is available.

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Last updated: 13 May 2024.

1. Employment and earnings
Role, work or services: Appearances on Christmas University Challenge
Payer: ITV Entertainment, Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford M17 1FZ
Payment: £1,200 for two appearances on Christmas University Challenge.
Received on: 4 December 2023. Hours: 18 hrs.
Additional information: The payer also provided travel with a value of £191.
(Registered 21 December 2023)

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