Betty Williams (politician)
|Member of Parliament
2 May 1997 – 12 April 2010
|Preceded by||Wyn Roberts|
|Succeeded by||Constituency abolished|
31 July 1944 |
Bangor, Caernarfonshire, Wales
|Alma mater||University of Wales, Bangor|
Williams is a former chair of a community centre, as well as a former Christian Aid and Meals on Wheels organiser, and an Honorary Fellow of the University of Wales, Bangor. She worked as a secretary and freelance journalist.
Williams unsuccessfully contested Caernarfon in 1983 and Conwy in 1987 and 1992. In 1995 Williams was again selected to stand for election for Labour in Conwy, though this time through an all-women shortlist.
She was a member the Parliamentary Labour Party committees on education and employment; health and social services, and culture, media and sport.
In September 2008, Williams announced that she would not be contesting her parliamentary seat at the 2010 general election. She stated that this is due to her wanting to 'change the balance' of her workload.
Williams is married to Evan with two sons who are now grown up. Williams is both her married and maiden name. She has a BA from the University of Wales. Her interests include opera and sheepdog trials.
- Conwy MP Betty Williams announces retirement Daily Post, 11 September 2008
- Conwy MP Betty Williams to retire BBC News, 11 September 2008
- MPs 'smoking in Commons toilets' BBC News, 5 July 2007
- MP calls for school car ban BBC News, 6 December 2003
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Conwy
1997 – 2010