Nick Smith

MP, Blaenau Gwent

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 a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Consistently voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration 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 has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Department of Health: Dairy Products 28 Apr 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of dairy products procured for his Department was sourced from British producers in the last period for which figures are available.
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: National Food Crime Unit 28 Apr 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many incidents of each type were reported to the Food Crime Unit in the last period for which figures are available.
  • UK Dairy Sector — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] 20 Apr 2016

    I thank the hon. Member for Ceredigion (Mr Williams) for introducing the debate and the many colleagues who have intervened and made contributions this afternoon. Time is short, so I cannot mention everyone, but the hon. Gentleman certainly gave a great cri de coeur for dairy farmers throughout the country, as well as for the steel industry in Wales—I thank him for that. With the...

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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
  • National Food Crime Unit
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Insulation

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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More about this

  • Has spoken in 44 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Nick Smith’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 19 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 74.71% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 78 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Nick Smith’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 117 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Apr 2016.

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