Owen Smith

MP, Pontypridd

Pontypridd Labour

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How Owen Smith voted
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  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
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Owen Smith never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Employment in Wales 27 Jan 2015

    It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship for the first or second time, Mr Hollobone. I congratulate my great and hon. Friend the Member for Vale of Clwyd (Chris Ruane) on securing this vital debate and on the clarity and passion with which he laid out his case. This has been a very good debate so far. It has been slightly ill-tempered on occasion, but we have heard an...
  • [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Employment in Wales 27 Jan 2015

    I agree. That has been the yawning hole at the heart of what we have heard so far from Conservative Members, and I suspect it will not be filled by the Minister. In the past, our work has defined us in Wales, and work is in danger of defining us once more as a low-wage, low-security economy. That is becoming the reality of the world of work for people in Wales, which frankly is not good...
  • [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Employment in Wales 27 Jan 2015

    As the hon. Gentleman will know, the situation is far more complex than he allows, although I will say straightforwardly that I do not believe that we should have 15-minute calls. One of the areas on which we will absolutely need to concentrate when Labour wins in May is the care sector, in which women are exploited all the time. More than 60% of the women in Gower, Ogmore and the Vale of...

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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

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 14 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 7 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 71.02% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 188 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Feb 2015.

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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