Owen Smith

MP, Pontypridd

Pontypridd Labour

Owen Smith’s voting in Parliament

Owen 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 Owen Smith’s votes.

  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
  • Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Owen Smith’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Owen Smith’s full vote analysis page for more.

Owen Smith has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Backbench Business - Universal Credit (Children)Backbench Business 10 May 2016

    Does the Minister think that that figure will be more or less than the 200,000 additional children going into absolute poverty cited by the Resolution Foundation?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions 9 May 2016

    I welcome the Secretary of State to his first DWP questions. He has started today by trying very hard to strike a different tone from his predecessor. He said in an interview last week that he wanted his Department and his Ministers to understand the “human impact” of their policies. What does he think the human impact will be of his plans to cut 1.2 billion from disabled...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions 9 May 2016

    The Secretary of State seems to have forgotten already that in his very first speech he said that behind all those statistics are human beings. Disabled people will be disappointed that today he hid behind statistics once more and that he will not reverse the ESA cuts. Others will be disappointed that he refused today to address the concerns of women born in the 1950s, and still others that...

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Labour MP for Pontypridd

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Wales
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • HM Treasury
  • Health
  • Universal Credit
  • Departmental Procurement
  • Child Care
  • Children: Maintenance
  • Welfare Tax Credits

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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Owen Smith’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 151 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 64.68% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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.
  • 67 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Owen Smith’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 236 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2016.

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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