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.
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 11 votes against, between 2011–2016
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
Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
8 votes for, 4 votes against, 2 absences, between 2003–2016
Consistently 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, 14 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2014
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: 18 Dec 2017
I shall return, for a moment, to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. I rise to speak to amendments 12 and 13 and the consequential 11 in my name and those of my hon. Friends. Amendment 12 to clause 19 would require the UK Government to gain the consent of the sitting devolved Administrations before the Bill came into force. At this stage, hon. Members should not rehearse previous arguments...
I thank the hon. Lady for her intervention. It brings me to the very point I was going to make. The Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations), to which she was referring, had a very rocky start. Some hon. Members will know that it met last February and then not again until October. During that time, momentous events were taking place here. Huge changes were being made in the relationship...
Will the hon. Lady agree that a symbol of how seriously this is being taken by the Welsh Government and Welsh parties and in Scotland is the fact that consideration is now being given to continuity Bills to ensure that those powers are retained? In fact, my colleague Steff Lewis in the Assembly will be presenting just such a Bill tomorrow morning.
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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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