Andrew Smith

MP, Oxford East

Oxford East Labour

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How Andrew Smith voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly for a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted moderately against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
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Andrew Smith occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • [John Robertson in the Chair] — Care Workers 5 Nov 2014

    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...
  • [John Robertson in the Chair] — Care Workers 5 Nov 2014

    Does my hon. Friend agree that it is not good enough for the Minister simply to say “It is a criminal offence”, as though that solves the problem? It is not solving the problem, because hundreds of thousands of workers are not having their legal rights protected. In his speech, he needs to tell us what he is going to do about that.
  • [John Robertson in the Chair] — Care Workers 5 Nov 2014

    It is good to see you presiding over us this morning, Mr Robertson. They do some of the most vital jobs in our country. They go unsupervised into the homes of the most frail, make sure they take the right drugs, help them with washing and the toilet, prepare their meals and often provide the only human warmth and companionship an elderly person will have all day. For all that, many are paid...

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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

  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Work and Pensions
  • Palestinians
  • HMS Victory
  • Palestinians: International Assistance
  • Detention Centres
  • Israel

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 96 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 69.60% 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?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Nov 2014.

8. Land and Property
A residential property in Lambeth, and a co-ownership property in France. Jointly with my wife I receive holiday letting income from these properties. (Registered 25 February 2013)

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