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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  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
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Robert Smith occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Cycling 16 Oct 2014

    The hon. Gentleman mentioned enforcement of the law. A matter of concern, certainly in my constituency, is the need for the employers of lorry drivers to recognise their responsibility not to put drivers under pressure to drive for too long, so that they do not risk being unable to concentrate and to avoid cyclists who are also on the road.
  • Bill Presented: Devolution (Scotland Referendum) 14 Oct 2014

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  • Bill Presented: Devolution (Scotland Referendum) 14 Oct 2014

    I thank my right hon. Friend for the measured way in which he has described the history of how the further powers were set out for people during the campaign, correcting some of the impressions that were given in the later coverage of the campaign. It is important to recognise that the powers are all predicated on the fact that the people of Scotland have chosen to remain part of the United...

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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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee)
  • Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee

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 22 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 78.20% 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: 13 Oct 2014.

5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: BP International Ltd
Address of donor: Chertsey Road, Sunbury on Thames TW16 7BP
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Tickets to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow for my wife and I, with coach transfer, accommodation, meals and hospitality, at a total value of £710.
Date of receipt of donation: 31 July 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 31 July 2014
Donor status: company, registration 542515
(Registered 27 August 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: C/O Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, 6 Grafton Street, London W1S 4EQ
Destination of visit: Hong Kong
Date of visit: 23-31 May 2014
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, in-country transport, accommodation, meals, wi-fi access and laundry with a total value of £10,621.32
Purpose of visit: All Party Parliamentary China Group delegation visit to understand more about the political and economic environment in Hong Kong and the progress towards universal suffrage and to engage with and support bids by British business.
(Registered 25 June 2014; updated 30 June 2014)
8. Land and Property
Farm and cottages in Aberdeenshire, from which rental income is received.
Flat in Glasgow, from which rental income is received.
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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