How Robert Smith voted since 2001
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Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local government Source
Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
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Robert Smith occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
I beg to move, That the House sit in private.
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.
On that point, it would obviously make sense that the sooner it starts, the sooner it will be able to finish the review.
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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
- 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 20 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 78.33% 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: 26 Aug 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.
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