Henry Smith

MP, Crawley

Crawley Conservative

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  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
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Henry Smith occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 11 Sep 2014

    I very much support the increase in the cancer drugs fund announced by the Government, and was delighted previously to open a new digital mammography unit at Crawley hospital. Nevertheless, I was concerned to see recently the results of an assessment of my constituency that indicated that cancer survival rates were below the national average, largely owing to the need to get early diagnosis....
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 10 Sep 2014

    My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition are rightly campaigning today for the future of our Union. With Gatwick in my constituency, I see on a daily basis the strong family and business links between my local airport and Scottish airports. Does my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House agree with me that our great kingdom is...

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Conservative MP for Crawley

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Education
  • Transport
  • Animal Experiments
  • Animal Experiments: Primates
  • Air Passenger Duty
  • Teaching Methods
  • Aviation: Working Hours

Currently held offices

  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 66 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 60 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 88.03% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 17 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 90 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London, SE1 1FY, for completion of a survey:
Fee of £200, donated to my local constituency association. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 9 September 2013)
Fee of £200, donated to my local constituency association. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 30 January 2014)
Fees from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completion of surveys:
Fee of £75, donated to local voluntary organisations. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 9 September 2013)
Fee of £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 20 November 2013)
Fee of £75. Hours: 1hr. (Registered 20 January 2014)
Fee of £75. Hours: 1hr. Fee donated to Crawley Conservatives. (Registered 12 March 2014)
Fee of £75. Hours: 1 hr. Fee donated to local voluntary organisations. (Registered 1 May 2014)
Fees from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing surveys:
Fee of £80. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 20 November 2013)
Fee of £80. Hours: 1 hr. Fee donated to local charities. (Registered 13 January 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: HH the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
Address of donor: PO Box 31966, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £3,500
Destination of visit: UAE
Date of visit: 15-20 November 2013
Purpose of visit: APPG visit to develop strategic alliance between UK and UAE
(Registered 27 November 2013 )
8. Land and Property
Flat in West Sussex, from which rental income is received.
Half ownership of holiday property in Cornwall.

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