Robert Smith

MP, West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine

West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine Liberal Democrat

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How Robert Smith voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
  • Voted moderately against university tuition feesDetails

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Robert Smith occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Backbench Business: Universal Postal Service 17 Jul 2014

    I am sure that, given the badge that the hon. Gentleman is wearing, he will also point out that by voting “no thanks” in the forthcoming referendum we will maintain the universal service for the whole United Kingdom, ensuring that subsidies continue to go to those difficult areas in Scotland.
  • Backbench Business: Universal Postal Service 17 Jul 2014

    On that point, it would obviously make sense that the sooner it starts, the sooner it will be able to finish the review.
  • Backbench Business: Universal Postal Service 17 Jul 2014

    That point is very important. The Ofcom argument is about volume, but such companies are cherry-picking the very high margin, good-quality business.

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Liberal Democrat MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Trade and Industry
  • Treasury
  • Scotland
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands
  • Fuel Poverty
  • Renewable Energy
  • Post Offices
  • Prisoners' Transfers

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (20 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Deputy Chief Whip (21 Jul 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (6 Jul 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, International Development Committee (17 Apr 2007 to 20 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Energy, Non-Departmental & Cross Departmental Responsibilities (19 Oct 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
  • Shadow Minister, Trade & Industry (19 Oct 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
  • Member, Trade & Industry Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 1 Nov 2005)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Trade & Industry Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Standing Orders Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Accommodation and works Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Deputy Chief Whip (26 Jan 2004 to 21 Mar 2006)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 4 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 78.41% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 5 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 329 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

9. Registrable shareholdings
(b) Glaxosmithkline; pharmaceuticals.
(b) Legal and General; life assurance.
(b) Rio Tinto; mineral extraction.
(b) Shell Transport and Trading; oil-integrated.

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