Owen Smith

MP, Pontypridd

Pontypridd Labour

Owen Smith’s voting in Parliament

Owen Smith is a Labour MP, and so 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 a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Consistently voted against encouraging occupational pensions 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
  • Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes

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Owen Smith occasionally 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)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 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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