Albert Owen

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Albert Owen
MP
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Member of Parliament
for Ynys Môn
Assumed office
7 June 2001
Preceded by Ieuan Wyn Jones
Majority 5,259 (14.1%)
Personal details
Born (1959-08-10) 10 August 1959 (age 60)


Albert Owen (born 10 August 1959) is a Member of Parliament (MP) for Ynys Môn. He took the seat in the 2001 election from Plaid Cymru with a margin of exactly eight hundred votes and has retained the seat at the four subsequent general elections. He is a member of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee, having also served on the Welsh Affairs Select Committee and the International Development Committee. He is also a member of the Speaker's Panel of Chairs and is vice-chair of the all-party parliamentary group on cancer

In Parliament

Albert has rebelled against the Labour Party's political whip on certain occasions including notably:

  • he voted against the government's Higher Education Funding Bill introducing "top up fees" – 27 January 2004
  • he voted against the House of Lords amendment on foundation hospitals – 19 November 2003
  • he voted for an anti-war amendment during the Iraq crisis debate – 18 March 2003