Angela Smith

MP, Penistone and Stocksbridge

Penistone and Stocksbridge Labour

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  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
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Angela Smith hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Bill Presented — Recall of MPs Bill: Backbench Business — Energy-intensive Industries 11 Sep 2014

    The hon. Gentleman clearly did not listen to my illustration of how careful we must be about swallowing that kind of argument. The water industry in my constituency is paying the cost of having to clean up pollution in the local water supply, which is a result of almost 200 years of unregulated industrial activity that badly polluted the catchment area from which we take our water. Does that...
  • Bill Presented — Recall of MPs Bill: Backbench Business — Energy-intensive Industries 11 Sep 2014

    It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Redcar (Ian Swales). I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Stockton North (Alex Cunningham) and congratulate him on securing this important debate. I echo his comments on the relative emptiness of the Chamber. To emphasise the point, the relative emptiness is not because Parliament does not recognise the importance of carbon taxes and...
  • Bill Presented — Recall of MPs Bill: Backbench Business — Energy-intensive Industries 11 Sep 2014

    My hon. Friend the Member for Stockton North made the point about shale gas, which gives us the potential to supply a good, domestic feedstock for the chemical industry. It would be more efficient and better for us all round for that feedstock to be delivered throughout the UK, rather than having borders between Scotland and England. That is an obvious point, but it is important to put it on...

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Labour MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge

Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Also represented Sheffield, Hillsborough

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Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Transport
  • Education
  • Health
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Departmental Speeches
  • Departmental Legal Opinion
  • Bovine Tuberculosis
  • Eggborough Power Station
  • Transport: Finance

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (7 Oct 2011 to 15 Apr 2014)
  • Member, Administration Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 23 Jan 2012)
  • Opposition Assistant Whip (Commons) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 21 Mar 2011)
  • Member, Transport Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 2 Nov 2010)
  • Member, Transport Committee (20 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Yvette Cooper, Chief Secretary), HM Treasury (29 Jan 2008 to unknown)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (9 Nov 2007 to 14 Nov 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Yvette Cooper, Minister of State), Department for Communities and Local Government (11 Oct 2007 to 29 Jan 2008)
  • PPS (Yvette Cooper, Minister of State), Department for Communities and Local Government (8 May 2006 to 11 Oct 2007)
  • PPS (Yvette Cooper, Minister of State), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (before 10 Nov 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 7 Nov 2007)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 40 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 43 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 71.29% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 241 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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