Nick Smith

Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Blaenau Gwent Labour

Nick Smith’s voting in Parliament

Nick Smith is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Nick Smith’s votes.

  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Nick Smith’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Nick Smith’s full vote analysis page for more.

Nick Smith never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Criminal Cases Review Commission (Information) Bill: Bat Habitats Regulation (No. 2) Bill 5 Feb 2016

    I associate myself with the Speaker’s remarks earlier following the sad death of Harry Harpham, the MP for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough. Like many colliers, Harry carried himself with strength and dignity, and we will miss him greatly. I congratulate the hon. Member for Christchurch (Mr Chope) on the selection of his Bill today. Bat numbers have been in the grip of a downward...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flooding: Agriculture Industry 4 Feb 2016

    The Secretary of State says that DEFRA wants to be able to spend more on flood defences by reducing the millions paid in penalties to the EU every year. However, the National Audit Office says that the Rural Payments Agency fiasco could cost the country a whopping 180 million a year in penalties. Can the Minister confirm the most recent estimate of the amounts that are being paid to...
  • Basic Payment Scheme — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] 28 Jan 2016

    I was just listening to the Minister’s comments. Will he confirm whether he thinks that the “vast majority” is 75% of farmers? Is that the definition he is using?

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Labour MP for Blaenau Gwent

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Health
  • Defence
  • Justice
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Obesity
  • Sri Lanka
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Insulation
  • Waste Disposal: Fires

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (since 18 Sep 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (7 Jul 2015 to 26 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Dec 2015.


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