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A selection of Mark Williams’s votes
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Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
3 votes for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2016.
Generally voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
6 votes for, 3 votes against, 3 absences, between 2013–2016.
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016.
Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
5 votes for, 3 votes against, 9 absences, between 2011–2014.
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
3 votes for, 2 votes against, 8 absences, between 2008–2016.
Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
19 votes for, 0 votes against, 7 absences, between 2010–2015.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Mark Williams’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Mark Williams’s full vote analysis page for more.
If the Secretary of State has such a close relationship with the farming unions, how does he respond to their request for a full assessment of the impact on Welsh agriculture if we have to fall back on World Trade Organisation tariffs? Is it not obvious that 40% tariffs would destroy Welsh agriculture?
To ask the Prime Minister, which Government Ministers visited (a) Kenya and (b) Uganda in 2016; and how many times each such Minister visited those countries.
I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing this important debate. I, too, have constituents who feel strongly about the matter. Does she agree that campaigners also feel that there is injustice in the lack of parity of approach across the United Kingdom?
More of Mark Williams’s recent appearances
Former Liberal Democrat MP for Ceredigion
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Mark Williams campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Work and Pensions
- Western Sahara
- Sustainable Development
- Mobile Phones
- Western Sahara: Politics and Government
Other offices held in the past
- Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Wales) (29 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (13 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Shadow Minister (Innovation, Universities and Skills) (20 Dec 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Wales) (10 Mar 2006 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (17 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Minister (Education) (10 May 2005 to 10 Mar 2006)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
Name of donor: National Council
for Resistance in Iran
Address of donor: 83 Victoria St, London SW1H 0HW
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flight, accommodation and meals with a value of £375
Destination of visit: Paris
Date of visit: 8-10 July 2016
Purpose of visit: to attend a rally and meetings organised by the National Council for Resistance in Iran.
(Registered 20 July 2016)
Name of donor: Human Appeal
Address of donor: Carrs Rd, Cheadle, Manchester SK8 2BL
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights, food, transport and accommodation, to a value of £1,350
Destination of visit: West Bank
Dates of visit: 6-10 October 2016
Purpose of visit: Fact finding visit organised by the Council for Arab-British Understanding and Human Appeal.
(Registered 17 October 2016)
Name of donor: Voluntary Service Overseas
Address of donor: 100 London Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6QJ
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel and accommodation valued at £1,600
Destination of visit: Ghana
Dates of visit: 2 - 8 April 2017
Purpose of visit: Travelling as a VSO parliamentary volunteer to observe and provide knowledge to VSO Ghana, for the project Tackling Education Needs Inclusively and related activities.
(Registered 19 April 2017)
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