Owen Smith

Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

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.

  • Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices 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 hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Labour MP for Pontypridd

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

Topics of interest

  • Wales
  • Treasury
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • HM Treasury
  • Health
  • Departmental Procurement
  • Child Care
  • Welfare Tax Credits
  • Departmental Meetings
  • Nurseries

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 16 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 91 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 66.67% 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.
  • 68 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Owen Smith’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 229 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Dec 2015.

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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