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.

  • Generally voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes

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

Recent appearances

  • Wales Bill: Transitional Provisions 12 Sep 2016

    Let me begin by thanking our Bill team and our support staff for their excellent help in formulating our position. I thank Heledd Brooks-Jones, Ben O’Keefe, Rhian Medi Roberts and Osian Lewis. I also thank the large number of people in Wales, and not only Plaid members but people who are entirely impartial, who have been very generous with their advice and time. I also thank the Clerks,...
  • Wales Bill: Apprenticeship levy 12 Sep 2016

    I agree entirely with my hon. Friend. Does he agree that the record of Governments in London, both Labour and Conservative, is not encouraging? Under an agreement made in Helsinki in 2008, states are allowed to vary VAT down to 5% in labour-intensive industries. Were that to happen in respect of, say, tourism and construction in Wales, a huge amount of new business would be generated and the...
  • Wales Bill: Establishment of Two Distinct Jurisdictions 12 Sep 2016

    I agree entirely with what the hon. Gentleman is saying. Is he, as I am, intrigued by the Government’s opposition, because it is clearly not ideological? They are happy for a state-owned company from Germany to run railways in Wales, but not for a state-owned company, or a co-op, from Wales to run them in Wales. It feels a bit like—malice, possibly?

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Plaid Cymru MP for Arfon

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

Also represented Caernarfon

Expenses

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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2016.

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