How Andrew Smith voted since 2001
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Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
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Andrew Smith occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this important debate. I agree with everything he has said so far, which is good. Able leaders, as he rightly says, are important—I congratulate those in my constituency—and they need the best possible teams. Does he agree that there is a strong case for the most challenged schools serving some of our most disadvantaged areas to be...
Does the hon. Gentleman agree that schools serving the most disadvantaged communities often find it hard to get the governors they need for the accountability process? One of the best things businesses can do to help our education system is to encourage more members of staff to become governors in such schools.
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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
- 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 30 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 97 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 71.62% 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") 770 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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