Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament
How Andrew Smith voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted very strongly for the hunting banDetails
- Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted very strongly against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly for a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted moderately for a smoking banDetails
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted moderately against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted very strongly for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
Will the Government complete a proper assessment of the economic impact of the flooding as well as, of course, the awful impact on people? Only through such an assessment can proper evaluation be made of schemes such as the western relief channel for Oxford, which is the only practical means of reducing the flooding there, which the Secretary of State came to see for himself.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will bring oversight of pregnancy and abortion counselling services within the responsibilities of the Care Quality Commission; (2) if he will review the quality and impartiality of advice provided by pregnancy and abortion counselling services.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans that his NHS patient data sharing initiative will be applied to privately-provided primary care.
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Labour MP for Oxford East
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Topics of interest
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- HMS Victory
- Palestinians: International Assistance
- Detention Centres
- Entry Clearances: Overseas Students
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
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 117 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 72.38% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 11 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") 762 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)