Iain Duncan Smith

MP, Chingford and Woodford Green

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Chingford and Woodford Green Conservative

Iain Duncan Smith’s voting in Parliament

Iain Duncan Smith is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

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  • Iain Duncan Smith generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Last updated: 21 Nov 2017

Recent appearances

  • Universal Credit 23 Nov 2017

    In support of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State, may I say that the whole roll-out of universal credit was set up deliberately to allow the Government to respond to any problems and make the necessary changes? I will not rehearse my views about some of the previous Budget discussions, but I congratulate my right hon. Friend on having secured from the Chancellor what is nearly...
  • Universal Credit 23 Nov 2017

    No.
  • Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy 16 Nov 2017

    I fully support and congratulate my right hon. Friend on acting so speedily and working in a cross-party manner to get this situation reconciled, and I fully support everything that has been said. I agree that there is a real issue about separating sexual harassment from other charges and think that will have to be looked at separately. I have two points to make, however, in observation....

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Profile

Conservative MP for Chingford and Woodford Green

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Chingford

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Topics of interest

Iain Duncan Smith campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Treasury
  • Justice
  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Defence
  • Secondments
  • Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments
  • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations
  • Departmental Secondments
  • Revenue and Customs: Debt Collection

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (12 May 2010 to 19 Mar 2016)
  • Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition (12 Sep 2001 to 6 Nov 2003)
  • Leader of the Conservative Party (12 Sep 2001 to 6 Nov 2003)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (15 Jun 1999 to 12 Sep 2001)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (11 Jun 1997 to 15 Jun 1999)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (23 Oct 1996 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Members' Interests Committee (24 Mar 1995 to 8 Nov 1995)
  • Member, Standards in Public Life Committee (16 Nov 1994 to 8 Nov 1995)
  • Member, Health Committee (24 Jan 1994 to 10 Jul 1995)
  • Member, Administration Committee (11 Jan 1994 to 21 Mar 1997)

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  • Has spoken in 33 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Iain Duncan Smith’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
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  • Has voted in 93.75% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 51 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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") 1213 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Nov 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments for speaking engagements received via Speakers Corner (London) Ltd, Unit 31, Highbury Studios, 10 Hornsey Street, London N7 8EL:
31 October 2016, received £2,000 from Target Jobs, GTI Media Ltd, The Foundation Building, Howbery Park, Benson Lane, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BA. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 24 November 2016)
31 October 2016, received £2,500 from Scottish Widows Bank, PO BOX 12757, 67 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8YJ. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 24 November 2016)
15 June 2016, received £1,000 received from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for a speaking engagement. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 24 November 2016)
Payments for articles in the Sun Newspaper, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF:
28 September 2016, received £700. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 24 November 2016)
9 November 2016, received £250. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 24 November 2016)
30 November 2016, received £500. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 23 December 2016)
21 December 2016, received £500. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 23 December 2016)
29 March 2017, received £500. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 19 April 2017)
25 January 2017, received £750 for an article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 21 April 2017)
Payment for speaking engagements received via London Speaker Bureau (London), 235 Kensington High Street, Kensington W8 6SF:
15 December 2016, received £6,280 from 2Plan Wealth Management Ltd., Bridgewater Place, Water Lane, Leeds, LS11 5BZ. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 23 December 2016)
25 April 2017, received £4,000 from Mallow Street, 125 Old Broad Street, 26th Floor, London EC2N 1AR. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 16 June 2017)
25 May 2017, received £4,000 plus expenses from Retail Week, 33 Kingsway, London WC2B 6UF, for a speech delivered on 10 May 2017. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 16 June 2017)
25 April 2017, received £4,000 from Mallowstreet, Austin Friars House, 2-6 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HD, for a speaking engagement on 28 March 2017. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 28 July 2017)
29 June 2017, received £4,000 from the National Landlord Investment Show, 27 Stafford Road, Croydon CR0 4NG, for a speaking engagement on 15 June 2017. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 28 July 2017)
18 September 2017, received £4,000 from Aktar Group, 160 City Road, London EC1V 2NX. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 10 October 2017)
Payment for speaking engagement received via Champions (Loughborough), Barrington House, Leake Road Costock, Loughborough LE12 6XA:
16 December 2016, received £5,000 from Leicester Tigers Rugby Club, Aylestone Road, Leicester LE2 7TR. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 23 December 2016)
24 February 2017, received £4,000 from Fisher Energy Plc, 16 North Mills, Leicester LE3 5DL, for a speaking engagement on 19 January 2017. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 21 April 2017; updated 05 September 2017)
11 August 2017, received £4,000 plus travel expenses from Oxygen Finance, 42-44 Waterloo Street, Birmingham B2 5QB, for a speaking engagement on 5 July 2017. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 04 September 2017)
Payments for articles in The Daily Mail, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT:
25 January 2017, received £750 for an article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 22 February 2017)
18 January 2017, received £1,600 for two articles (£800 each). Hours: 4 hrs in total. (Registered 21 April 2017)
6 July 2017, received £900 for an article. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 12 July 2017)
Payments for articles in the Daily Telegraph, 111 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 0DT:
10 June 2017, received £100 for an article. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 12 July 2017)
14 June 2017, received £250 for an article. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 12 July 2017)
18 June 2017, received £270 for an article. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 12 July 2017)
12 July 2017, received £2,500 from the BBC, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, for presenting the Jeremy Vine Show on Radio 2 between 26 and 30 June 2017 (inclusive). Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 04 August 2017)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
I have accepted honorary life membership of Buck’s Club 1919, 18 Clifford Street, London W15 3RF.
I have accepted honorary life membership of Pratt’s Club as a Special Member, 14 Park Place, London SW1A 1LP.
7. (ii) Other shareholdings, valued at more than £70,000
Share options held in nlyte Software Ltd. No dividend received.
Share options held in Byotrol plc, a hygiene technology company. No dividend received.

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