Jeff Smith

MP, Manchester, Withington

Manchester, Withington Labour

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According to our 2015 survey, Jeff Smith responded to a medium proportion of messages sent by constituents on See the results in context

Jeff Smith’s voting in Parliament

Jeff Smith is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Jeff Smith sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Jeff Smith generally voted for higher taxes on banks, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Jeff Smith has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Further Education Colleges: Greater Manchester — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] 15 Jun 2016

    It is a great pleasure to serve under you as Chair, Ms Ryan. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Wythenshawe and Sale East (Mike Kane) on securing this debate and also on the way he comprehensively set out the context in the education landscape. It was an excellent introduction. I want to make a few short remarks about the process and scope of the area review, and about the effect...
  • Further Education Colleges: Greater Manchester — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] 15 Jun 2016

    I will certainly refer to that. Such concerns are legitimate and the combined authority is right to raise them. They certainly need to be addressed. The process needs to look at further education provision as a whole and should consult all post-16 providers. The Association of Colleges, Unison, the University and College Union and others have all pointed out the dangers of a narrow review...
  • Business of the House 9 Jun 2016

    A number of my constituents have suffered long delays in having their Disclosure and Barring Service applications processed, particularly where those have been processed via the Metropolitan police, and more than one has fallen into serious debt as a result of not being able to take up employment as a result. May we have a statement or a debate on how we can tackle this problem and resource...

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Labour MP for Manchester, Withington

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Department of Health
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Energy and Climate Change
  • Prescriptions: Fees and Charges
  • Mediterranean Sea: Refugees
  • Mental Health Services: Offenders
  • General Practitioners: Manchester Withington
  • Faith Schools: Admissions

Currently held offices

  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (since 18 Sep 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 26 Oct 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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More about this

  • Has spoken in 39 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Jeff Smith’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 32 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 76.85% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations 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.
  • 139 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Jeff Smith’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 26 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Jun 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
I received the following payments for my role as a Councillor for Manchester City Council, Albert Square, Manchester M60 2LA:
15 May 2015, received £988.66 for services performed between 1 May 2015 and 11 May 2015. Hours: 60 hrs. (Registered 04 June 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Hong Kong Government
Address of donor: c/o Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, 18 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JA

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): accommodation (£1,768.28), flights (£8,430.19), transport (£237.59) and expenses (£57.01) with a total value of £10,493.07

Destination of visit: Hong Kong

Date of visit: 25-29 January 2016

Purpose of visit: as a member of the APPG on China, to maintain bilateral ties; support British businesses operating in Hong Kong; and deepen the knowledge of parliamentarians of Hong Kong’s political, social and economic development.

(Registered 17 March 2016)

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