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Former Labour MP for Redditch
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
- Majority: 2,716 votes. — 526th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Jacqui Smith voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
Read about how the voting record is decided.
- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Justice: Magistrates: Age (8 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reasons upper age limits for magistrates are in place.”
- Written Answers — Justice: Magistrates: Age (8 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has made a recent assessment of the merits of (a) appointing magistrates over the age of 65 and (b) employing magistrates over the age of 70 years.”
- Written Answers — Transport: Hang Gliding and Paragliding: EU Action (6 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the possible effects on the sports of hang gliding and paragliding of proposals in the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation consultation on the draft Standardised European Rules of the Air; and if he will meet the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association to discuss the proposals.”
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- Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 8 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 75.70% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 88 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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.
- 71 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 748 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 12 Apr 2010. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£19,182 (321st)||£22,948 (209th)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,596||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£18,295 (360th)||£16,560 (482nd)||£16,503 (118th)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,574 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,281 (joint 104th with 6 others)||£1,227 (joint 1st with 81 others)|
|Office running costs||£15,784 (403rd)||£16,688 (407th)||£16,112 (538th)||£19,853||£19,310 (128th)||£18,778 (joint 274th with 2 others)||£18,157 (308th)||£13,874 (383rd)|
|Staffing costs||£91,998 (412th)||£92,587 (110th)||£85,611 (271st)||£83,838||£66,361 (512th)||£64,241 (499th)||£61,980 (joint 397th with 36 others)||£46,540 (294th)|
|Communications Allowance||£6,062 (441st)||£8,567 (306th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£5,338 (429th)1||£7,552 (321st)2||£10,188 (208th)||£9,935||£9,700 (345th)||£7,659 (414th)||£9,857 (330th)||£9,228 (261st)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£231 (joint 267th with 2 others)||£1,732 (36th)||£598 (199th)||£697||£637 (249th)||£547 (joint 251st with 1 other)||£458 (270th)||£450 (258th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£2,415 (32nd)||£2,531 (42nd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£861 (23rd)||£485 (43rd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£2,634 (427th)||£2,241 (11th)||£4,332 (20th)||£5,788||£5,777 (16th)||£3,591 (19th)||£2,237 (56th)||£2,082 (joint 63rd with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,765 (421st)||£13,222 (19th)||£16,458||£15,035 (18th)||£8,905 (31st)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£535 (637th)||£510 (633rd)||£148||£1,962 (joint 166th with 3 others)||£1,962 (joint 161st with 3 others)||£1,962 (joint 159th with 3 others)||£1,962 (joint 152nd with 3 others)|
|Total||£144,505 (388th)||£157,631 (130th)||£152,683 (66th)||£158,313||£141,302 (58th)||£125,552 (196th)||£112,492 (339th)||£91,866 (235th)|