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

We have lots more plain English analysis of Ruth Smeeth’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Ruth Smeeth’s full vote analysis page for more.

Ruth Smeeth has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Visas 28 Apr 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 April 2016 to Question 32350, how many compliance visits per employer that have taken place on Tier 2 ICT visa workers in the last 12 months.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Travel Restrictions 28 Apr 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on whether any failure of IT systems on UK-based airlines has allowed any individual on her Department's no fly list to travel in the last 12 months.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Travel Restrictions 28 Apr 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on whether any failure of IT systems on UK-based airlines led to passenger flight lists not being cross-referenced with her Department's (a) no fly list and (b) other relevant information in the last 12 months.

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Profile

Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent North

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

Topics of interest

  • Home Office
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Northern Ireland Office
  • Department for Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Visas
  • Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre: Vacancies
  • Travel Restrictions
  • Network Rail
  • National Crime Agency

Currently held offices

  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (since 8 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Defence Committee (since 6 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 24 Nov 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 28 debates since joining Parliament — below average amongst MPs. See all Ruth Smeeth’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 55 written questions since joining Parliament — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 64.20% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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.
  • 41 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ruth Smeeth’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 17 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Apr 2016.

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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