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 removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2016
Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
3 votes for, 17 votes against, 5 absences, between 2010–2015
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
51 votes for, 18 votes against, 19 absences, between 2006–2017
Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
8 votes for, 4 votes against, 2 absences, between 2003–2016
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 45 votes against, 7 absences, between 2011–2016
Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
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Hywel Williams has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 22 Feb 2017
What recent assessment he has made of the effect on Wales’s trade with EU countries of the UK leaving the EU.
Welsh food and drink exports to the European Union will face eye-watering tariffs on leaving the single market. Will the Minister simply guarantee that, as part of a World Trade Organisation deal, the home market will not be flooded with cheap food imports such as Australian sheepmeat?
I would have a great deal more confidence if the Minister answered the question. On Monday I visited one of the largest and most successful high-tech businesses in Wales, which told me that, post-Brexit, it is hoping against hope to be able to export to its European partners, as at present, without all the red tape and expense of being outside the customs union. Why are this hard-Brexit...
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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
- 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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