Ruth Smeeth

MP, Stoke-on-Trent North

Stoke-on-Trent North Labour

Ruth Smeeth’s voting in Parliament

Ruth Smeeth is a Labour MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Ruth Smeeth sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Ruth Smeeth generally voted against more powers for local councils, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Ruth Smeeth never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Spending Review and Autumn Statement 25 Nov 2015

    Following on from questions asked by colleagues, led by my right hon. Friend the Member for Don Valley (Caroline Flint), will the Chancellor outline exactly what today’s autumn statement means for cities such as Stoke-on-Trent, sitting between Greater Birmingham and Greater Manchester, with little family silver to sell in terms of assets, and with 94% of my residents living in...
  • Business of the House 19 Nov 2015

    In this age of austerity, I am sure the Leader of the House is as astonished as I am that my local authority, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, which is run by a City Independents and Conservative coalition, has reportedly just spent 500,000 on getting rid of its chief executive. May we have, as a matter of urgency, a debate in Government time on golden parachutes in the public sector?
  • Written Answers — Home Office: ICT: Migrant Workers 19 Nov 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-EU workers hold visas to work on IT projects in the UK.

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Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent North

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

Topics of interest

  • Department for Transport
  • Department of Health
  • Department for Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Home Office
  • HM Treasury
  • Network Rail
  • Hearing Aids: North Staffordshire
  • Network Rail: Staff
  • Railways: Dawlish
  • ICT: Skilled Workers

Currently held offices

  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (since 26 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (since 8 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Defence Committee (since 6 Jul 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency


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  • Has spoken in 14 debates since joining Parliament — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 15 written questions since joining Parliament — average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 68.18% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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.
  • 34 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ruth Smeeth’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 8 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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: Sir Trevor Chinn
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 June 2015)
Name of donor: Unity
Address of donor: Hillcrest House, Garth Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 2AB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 05 June 2015)
Name of donor: RMT
Address of donor: 39 Charlton Street, London, NW1 1JD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 05 June 2015)
Name of donor: Tamares Real Estates Investments Ltd
Address of donor: 41 Dover Street, London W1S 4NS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: company, registration 02792424

(Registered 05 June 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
I have been a board member of Hope Not Hate Ltd since 19 May 2015 (Registered 05 June 2015)

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