Williams, Craig

Craig Williams, Conservative MP for Cardiff North

Williams. Hywel

Hywel Williams, Plaid Cymru MP for Arfon

Williamson, Gavin

Gavin Williamson is the Secretary of State for Education. When serving as the government Chief Whip, he was said to keep a tarantula on his desk. He worked in manufacturing before becoming an MP, his father apparently telling him to get a 'proper job' rather than one with the Conservative Party.

Wilson, Munira

Munira Wilson is‌ ‌the‌ Liberal Democrat MP ‌for‌ Twickenham, having‌ ‌first‌ ‌been‌ ‌elected‌ ‌to‌ ‌Parliament‌ ‌in 2019‌ with‌ ‌a‌ ‌majority‌ ‌of‌ 14,121.‌ The Twickenham constituency is‌ ‌found‌ ‌within‌ South West London and‌ ‌covers‌ Twickenham, Hampton and Teddington.  It is currently the safest Lib Dem seat in the country and was formerly represented by the party’s...

Wilson, Sammy

Sammy Wilson, DUP MP for East Antrim

Winter, Beth

Beth Winter is the Labour MP for Cynon Valley in Wales, having first been elected to Parliament in 2019 with a majority of 8,822. The Cynon Valley constituency is found within the county of Glamorgan and covers the towns of Aberdare and Mountain Ash.  A former coal mining and ironworking area, the Cynon Valley has...

Winterton, Rosie

Rosie Winterton, Labour MP for Doncaster Central

Wishart, Peter

Peter Wishart, SNP MP for Perth and North Perthshire

Wood, Mike

Mike Wood is‌ ‌the Conservative‌ ‌MP‌ ‌for Dudley South‌,‌ ‌having‌ ‌first‌ ‌been‌ ‌elected‌ ‌to‌ ‌Parliament‌ ‌in‌ 2015, being reelected in 2019 ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌majority‌ ‌of 15,565‌.‌ ‌ The constituency of Dudley South covers the central part of the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley in the West Midlands.  It covers the area to the south of the town...

Work in Committees (Europe)

Along with the Council of Ministers, the EP constitutes the EU's legislature. Historically, the EP was purely a consultative body, but treaty changes have given it more and more power to amend and block legislation. When a proposal is referred to the EP, it develops and declares an 'opinion' – which has differing degrees of...

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World Trade Organisation

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is a permanent institution which agrees, governs and administers the rules of the international trading system. The WTO's member states together contribute around 90 per cent of world trade.

Wragg, William

William Wragg, Conservative MP for Hazel Grove

Wright, Jeremy

Jeremy Wright, Conservative MP for Kenilworth and Southam

Written Constitution

An overview of a written constitution, how it would work, the basis of the current UK constitution, and the debate around reform.

Written Questions

Written questions to the government can be tabled by any MP. During the decade 2010 to 2019, the average number of written questions was said to be 3,462 a month. The cost of answering a written question has previously been estimated as costing £140.

Written Questions – House of Lords

Written Questions are questions posed to the government by a Member of the House of Lords.  They are designed to elicit further information and confirmation around government policy.

Yasin, Mohammad

Mohammad Yasin is‌ ‌the Labour ‌MP‌ ‌for Bedford‌,‌ ‌having‌ ‌first‌ ‌been‌ ‌elected‌ ‌to‌ ‌Parliament‌ ‌in 2017‌, being reelected in 2019 with a majority of just 145. Bedford is currently the third most marginal constituency in the UK.   It contains the town of Bedford and the smaller town of Kempston in the centre of Bedfordshire.  The...

Yemen Crisis

Overview One of the world’s poorest countries, Yemen has been the centre of a multi-sided civil war since 2014. The conflict escalated, when the Houthis, an Islamist political and armed movement, seized control of the west of the country and forced President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi to flee. The UN have described Yemen as the ‘world’s...