Owen Smith

MP, Pontypridd

Pontypridd Labour

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How Owen Smith voted
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  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition feesDetails

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Owen Smith never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Devolution of Fiscal Responsibility 9 Jul 2014

    On devolution, in the last hour there has been an extremely important ruling by the Supreme Court. It found in favour of the Labour Welsh Government in their attempt to preserve an Agricultural Wages Board for Wales and to protect low-paid farm workers in Wales. Will the Secretary of State take this opportunity to apologise for wasting court time and money on seeking unlawfully to get rid of...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Devolution of Fiscal Responsibility 9 Jul 2014

    The Secretary of State is trying to present this as a score draw. To be clear, he has lost 2-0. This is the second time he has referred Welsh legislation to the Supreme Court and the second time he has lost. This time he was trying to stop the Welsh Government trying to protect agricultural wages in Wales. I ask him again: will he apologise for wasting time? Will he agree with me that his...
  • Wales Bill: Schedule 1 — Referendum about commencement of income tax provisions 24 Jun 2014

    I echo the Secretary of State’s thanks to colleagues from all parts of the House who have engaged in debate and scrutiny of this Bill on the Floor of the House over what feels like quite a long period of time. We have had a constructive set of discussions, which have revealed some of the divisions between Ministers and their Conservative colleagues in the Welsh Assembly and exposed the...

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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

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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 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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