Owen Smith

MP, Pontypridd

Pontypridd Labour

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How Owen Smith voted
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  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Source
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Owen Smith never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Wales Bill (Programme) (No.3): Clause 8 — Welsh rates of income tax 10 Dec 2014

    To paraphrase the infamous, notorious entry in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, it is not a question of “For Wales, see England”, “For Scotland, see Wales”, or “For Wales, see Scotland”. We have different countries with different demographics, histories and relative tax takes, and on behalf of the Welsh people, we should sensibly take a position that reflects...
  • Wales Bill (Programme) (No.3): Clause 8 — Welsh rates of income tax 10 Dec 2014

    Indeed, but I do not suggest for a minute that there is any prospect of my right hon. Friend being replaced by a Tory. Not now, not tomorrow, not ever. [Interruption.] It will be a cold day in hell before Neath turns Tory, and ditto Pontypridd. Let me return to my point about whether Wales will be better off with these tax powers. As the hon. Member for East Antrim (Sammy Wilson) said, we...
  • Wales Bill (Programme) (No.3): Clause 8 — Welsh rates of income tax 10 Dec 2014

    No, it is project reasoned analysis of the numbers, and that project shows clearly a 66 billion shortfall over the past five years and a projected further shortfall across the UK over the next five years. We will see a worse performance in terms of corporate and income tax receipts across the UK as a result of the low- wage, deeply insecure, second-rate economy that the Tory Government...

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Labour MP for Pontypridd

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Wales
  • Treasury
  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Departmental Procurement
  • Child Care
  • Departmental Meetings
  • Nurseries
  • Devolution

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

Other offices held in the past

  • 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

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Unite the Union
(a) Address of donor: Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 16 April 2014)

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