Alan Williams in 2006
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Archive: Former Swansea West MP Alan Williams

The former Swansea Labour MP Alan Williams has died at the age of 84.

He was elected to the House of Commons in 1964 and served as MP for Swansea West for 46 years, including when Swansea achieved city status in 1969.

Mr Williams stood down at the 2010 election. At the time he was the MP with the longest continuous service in the House of Commons, earning him the title of Father of the House.

Politicians have paid tribute to a "strong champion for Swansea".

He is pictured winning the seat at the 1987 General Election and speaking in the Commons on devolution nearly 20 years later.

  • 22 Dec 2014