How Andrew Smith voted since 2001
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- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted very strongly for a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
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Andrew Smith occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this debate on an important issue. I resisted intervening on the bedroom tax and so on because I wanted to make this point. Does he share my concern, notwithstanding what he said about raising the allowance, that the impact of the tapers on people in receipt of universal credit will be such that, for somebody just above the tax threshold, the rate...
My understanding is that the rates are higher for people working more hours, for 35 hours or more. The hon. Gentleman is right in that the rates are lower for people working fewer hours. That is my worry—the perverse incentive for people to work less.
I should correct that. It is not that the rate is lower; it is that people will be better off working fewer hours, as compared with the position under tax credits, whereas those who are working 35 hours or more will be slightly worse off under universal credit than they would have been under tax credits. The withdrawal rate is 76%, just above the tax threshold, under universal credit.
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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
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- Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 113 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 72.46% 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") 765 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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