Stephen Williams

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Stephen Williams

Stephen Williams was the Liberal Democrats MP for Bristol West from 2005 until 2015.[1] Wiliams lost his seat in the 2015 general election to Thangam Debbonaire the Labour Party candidate. [2]

He was appointed as a parliamentary under secretary at the Department for Communities and Local Government in October 2013.[3]


Williams was Liberal Democrat spokesperson on public health, further education, schools and innovation, universities and skills. He served on two House of Commons select committees - the Education and Skills Select Committee and the Public Accounts Committee. He was also Chair of the Liberal Democrat Treasury Backbench Committee. [4]


Before entering politics, Williams worked as a tax consultant and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Williams also served on Avon County and Bristol City Councils, and was elected as councillor for Cabot ward in 1993 aged 26. He was Leader of the Bristol Liberal Democrat group from 1995 to 1997. [4]


He attended Mountain Ash Comprehensive School and the University of Bristol, graduating in 1988 with a degree in history. [4]

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  1. Stephen Williams,, accessed 20 May 2015.
  2. Stephen Williams Express, accessed 20 May 2015
  3. Ministerial appointments: 7 October 2013, Prime Minister's Office, 7 October 2013.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Stephen Williams MP GOV.UK, accessed 1 October 2014