Hywel Williams


Hywel Williams was elected MP for Arfon on May 7th 2015 with 11790 votes, taking 43.9% of the vote.

Hywel was born in Pwllheli in 1953 and was educated in Ysgol Glan y Mor in Pwllheli. He went on to study Psychology at the University of Wales, Cardiff and then trained at the University of Wales, Bangor before becoming a mental health social worker.

Before his election in June 2001, Hywel worked as a lecturer, a consultant and published author in social work, policy and care. He also worked as Project Manager for Gofal Cymru. He has served on various professional bodies involved in the training of social workers and has been responsible for many initiatives for developing Welsh language services in social work.

Hywel was elected to represent the Caernarfon constituency in the 2001 General Election, with 44% of the vote, and more recently the 2005 Election with over 45% of the vote and a majority of more than 5200.

His main political interests are social policy, health, culture, work and pensions, language and the arts.

In the House of Commons, Hywel sits on the Welsh Affairs Committee which liaises closely with National Assembly for Wales and works through consultations, visits and invitation to appear before each others committees. Since devolution, the process is still evolving and the committee has a key role in the development of the way that laws are made and powers transferred to Wales.

Hywel speaks Welsh and English, and enjoys reading, cookery and walking.

Constituency: Arfon

Constituency Address: 8 Stryd y Castell, Caernarfon,
Gwynedd, LL55 1SE
01286 672076

Constituency Tel: 01286 672076

Date of Birth: 14 May 1953

Party: Plaid Cymru

Personal Website: http://www.hywelwilliams.org/

Westminster Address: House of Commons,
London, SW1A 0AA

Westminster Tel: 020 7219 8150

Twitter: @HywelPlaidCymru

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HywelWilliamsASMP