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Conservative MP for Skipton and Ripon
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Julian Smith voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Business, Innovation and Skills, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Health, Education, Work and Pensions
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Departmental Procurement, Procurement, Conditions of Employment, EU Law, The Guardian
(based on written questions asked by Julian Smith and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill Committee (14 out of 17)
- Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Finance (No. 3) Bill Committee (13 out of 14)
- Small Businesses (28 Nov 2013)
“Will the hon. Gentleman also celebrate the excellent, detailed, cross-departmental work that the Government have done to support British businesses—big, small and medium—and to get the economy in a position to turn a corner and move into accelerated growth?”
- Written Answers — Home Department: The Guardian (27 Nov 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on advertising with (a) The Guardian newspaper, (b) The Guardian website and (c)The Guardian Media Group in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 and (iv) 2012-13.”
- Public Bill Committee: National Insurance Contributions Bill: Clause 9 - GAAR to apply to national insurance contributions (21 Nov 2013)
“I think that the hon. Lady had a very successful career at an accounting firm before she entered the House. Does she regret that the Labour Government did not do more to deal with tax avoidance? She has seen this from both sides—as a Member, and from an accountant’s point of view—so could more have been done?”
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- Has spoken in 70 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 81 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 87.91% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 93 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register