Owen Smith

Pontypridd Labour

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How Owen Smith voted
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  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails

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Owen Smith never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Bill Presented: Wales Bill 31 Mar 2014

    I just want to clarify for the House that the Prime Minister said: “It’s this government”— I presume he means Her Majesty’s Government— “that’s putting the money into the electrification of the railway line all the way up to Swansea and, of course, the valley lines.”
  • Bill Presented: Wales Bill 31 Mar 2014

    Why did she?
  • Bill Presented: Wales Bill 31 Mar 2014

    This is an important debate and an important Bill. There are four broad issues under discussion. The Secretary of State has described some of them—some in more detail than others. I shall explain to the House why he glossed over some of them. The four areas I want to discuss are the electoral arrangements, the devolution of the minor taxes, the borrowing powers—the amount of...

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Labour MP for Pontypridd

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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 53 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 71.58% 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.
  • 47 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Owen Smith’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 132 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
£75 from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, in return for survey. Payment donated to Pontypridd CLP. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 8 April 2013)

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