Owen Smith’s voting in Parliament
Owen Smith is a Labour MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Owen Smith’s votes.
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
Consistently voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
Consistently voted against university tuition fees 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
Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
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Owen Smith occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many voluntary redundancies there have been in his Department in 2015.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress his Department has made on establishing pilot schemes to support carers to stay in work in North Tyneside, Northamptonshire, Cheshire West, Gateshead, Bury, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Staffordshire and Stoke and Sefton.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the age-standardised mortality rate of people declared fit for work by his Department since December 2011.
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Labour MP for Pontypridd
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
- Department for Work and Pensions
- HM Treasury
- Departmental Procurement
- Child Care
- Welfare Tax Credits
- Departmental Meetings
Currently held offices
- Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (since 14 Sep 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Secretary of State for Wales (14 May 2012 to 14 Sep 2015)
- Shadow Minister (Wales) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 28 Nov 2011)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Unite the union
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: campaign items; print material to a value of £5,000
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 05 June 2015
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