Iain Duncan Smith

Conservative MP for Chingford and Woodford Green

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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: 19 Dec 2018

Recent appearances

  • Leaving the EU: European Union (Withdrawal) Act 14 Jan 2019

    I recognise that time is short, so I will not go on for too long and I will not take too many interventions—but you never know, you might get lucky. I appreciate the excellent speech of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State, but, while I wanted to agree with it all, I have to tell him that I did not wholly agree with it, and I want to address a couple of points. I do not doubt for...
  • Leaving the EU: European Union (Withdrawal) Act 14 Jan 2019

    I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that intervention, and I know that it was well meant, but I speak as someone who eventually resigned because we had to make a £12 billion cut to the welfare budget, and we are now saying that we will spend £39 billion on something else. I think that those two bear a slightly different comparison. I will simply say that there is nothing small about £39...
  • Leaving the EU: European Union (Withdrawal) Act 14 Jan 2019

    My position is that we go back and get a better deal. That is the reality, because I believe that that is how the EU works. The EU got everything it wanted first time round, but if it knows that we are not going to take this deal, it will have to discuss it. When I visited the European Commission and met Mr Barnier and Sabine Weyand and their team, it became clear, before we signed up to this...

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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 and Social Care Committee (24 Jan 1994 to 10 Jul 1995)
  • Member, Administration Committee (11 Jan 1994 to 21 Mar 1997)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 66 debates in the last year — above 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.
  • Responsiveness to messages sent via WriteToThem.com in 2015: WriteToThem had possibly bad contact details for this MP.
  • Has voted in 91.22% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • 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") 1259 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Jan 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments for articles in the Sun Newspaper, from News UK and Ireland, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF:
17 January 2018, received £400 for an article. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 18 January 2018)
11 July 2018, received £500 for an article. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 09 October 2018)
1 August 2018, received £1,150 for two articles (£750 and £400). Hours: 8 hrs in total. (Registered 09 October 2018)
17 October 2018, received £400 for an article. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 22 October 2018)
Payment for speaking engagements received via London Speaker Bureau (London), 235 Kensington High Street, Kensington W8 6SF:
29 November 2017, received £4,000 from the National Landlord Investment Show, 27 Stafford Road, Croydon CR0 4NG, for a speaking engagement on 7 November 2017. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 05 February 2018)
Payments for articles in The Daily Mail, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT:
26 April 2018, received £900 for an article. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 01 May 2018)
24 May 2018, received £1,800 for two articles. Hours: 12 hrs in total. (Registered 07 June 2018)
12 July 2018, received £900 for an article. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 09 October 2018)
26 July 2018, received £600 for an article. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 09 October 2018)
27 September 2018, received £800 for an article. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 09 October 2018)
Payments for articles in the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, 111 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 0DT:
15 December 2017, received £270 for an article. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 08 January 2018)
22 December 2017, received £250 for an article. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 16 January 2018)
26 January 2018, received £225 for an article published on 3 December 2017. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 29 January 2018)
5 February 2018, received £250 for an article published on 23 January 2018. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 05 February 2018)
19 February 2018, received £120 for an article published on 5 February 2018. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 01 May 2018)
20 April 2018, received £230 for an article published on 8 April 2018. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 01 May 2018)
3 August 2018, received £200 for an article. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 09 October 2018)
31 August 2018, received £350 for an article. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 09 October 2018)
19 October 2018, received £270 for an article. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 20 November 2018)
19 November 2018, received £250 for an article. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 20 November 2018)
30 November 2018, received £160 for an article published on 15 November 2018. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 11 December 2018)
Payments for speaking engagements received via Speaker's Corner (London) Ltd, Unit 31, Highbury Studios, 10 Hornsey St, London N7 8EL:
30 November 2017, received £4,750 from Insurance Insider, 3rd Floor, 41 Eastcheap, London EC3M 1DT for speaking engagement at the London Market Conference in Bishopsgate on 2 November 2017. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 05 February 2018)
1 December 2017, received £4,500 from Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, Chamber House, Innovation Village, Cheetah Rd, Coventry CV2 1TL, for speaking engagement at the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce annual Business and Economic Conference on 3 November 2017. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 05 February 2018)
From 1 March 2018 until further notice, Member of the International Advisory Board of Tunstall Health Group Ltd. Address: Whitley Lodge, Whitley DN14 0HR. I will receive £20,000 per annum in quarterly instalments. Hours: up to 30 hrs a year. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 11 April 2018)
1 August 2018, received £4,000 from Merrill Lynch International, 2 Kind Edward Street, London EC1A 1HQ, for a speaking engagement on 20 July 2018. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 09 October 2018)
12 October 2018, received £5,000 from Last Word UK Ltd, Fleet House, First Floor, 59-61 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M SLA, for giving a speech at a conference on 28 September 2018. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 22 October 2018)
15 October 2018, received £5,000 from PineBridge Investments Europe Ltd, Exchequer Court, 33 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8AA, for giving a speech at a conference on 13 September 2018. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 22 October 2018)
9 November 2018, received £3,000 from State Street Corporation, 20 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HJ, via This is Spoken Ltd, 4 St James's Place, London SW1A 1NA, for a panel discussion at State Street Advisors' ETF Political Outlook on 7 November 2018. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 13 November 2018)
23 November 2018, received £4,500 from UBS Investment Bank, 5 Broadgate, London EC2M 2QS, via Newspresenters Ltd, 17 Wheeler Avenue, Oxted RH8 9LF, for a panel discussion at the UBS Hedge Funds Conference on 15 November 2018. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 28 November 2018)
6 December 2018, received £6,800 from Open Door Media Publishing, Cairo Studios, 4 Nile Street, London N1 7RF, via Celebrity Speakers Ltd, 90 High Street, Burnham SL1 7JT, for a speaking engagement at the Open Door Media Investment European Summit in Hamburg, Germany on 18 October 2018. Hours: 6 hrs in total. (Registered 11 December 2018)
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.

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