How Andrew Smith voted since 2001
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Voted moderately for university tuition fees Source
Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
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Andrew Smith occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government will be represented at the conference on the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons taking place in Vienna in December 2014.
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the cost to UK businesses of sanctions currently in operation on trade with Russia.
What we all want to hear is a commitment that HMRC will proactively go out, uproot and stop these illegal practices. The thought comes to my mind that in other sectors where the Government have been shown to be negligent in regulating areas of activity—such as investment, with Equitable Life and so on—the Government end up having to pay back the victims. Why do the Government not...
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Labour MP for Oxford East
Entered House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Home Department
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Work and Pensions
- HMS Victory
- Palestinians: International Assistance
- Detention Centres
Other offices held in the past
- Member, South East Regional Select Committee (4 Mar 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (29 May 2002 to 7 Sep 2004)
- Chief Secretary, HM Treasury (11 Oct 1999 to 29 May 2002)
- Minister of State (Employment, Welfare to Work and Equal Opportunities), Department for Education and Employment (3 May 1997 to 11 Oct 1999)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 98 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 69.24% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 12 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 774 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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