Iain Duncan Smith

MP, Chingford and Woodford Green

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.

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

  • 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: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • London Attacks 23 Mar 2017

    I commend my right hon. Friend’s powerful statement and add my prayers to hers for those who have died and those who are suffering, and particularly for Keith Palmer, our wonderful and brave police officer. We have faced such threats before from those of twisted and violent ideologies, as the broken stones of the arch through which we enter on a daily basis bear testament to. Time and...
  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Power to notify withdrawal from the EU 13 Mar 2017

    Under your instructions, Mr Speaker, I am going to be brief. I want to deal specifically with the first amendment—I thought the second amendment was well dealt with by my right hon. Friends the Members for West Dorset (Sir Oliver Letwin) and for Forest of Dean (Mr Harper). We have heard a lot in this debate, and we heard a lot in the other place, about the emotional end of what it is to...
  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Power to notify withdrawal from the EU 13 Mar 2017


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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


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 18 debates in the last year — below 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 85.75% 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") 1194 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Mar 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments for speaking engagement 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)
Payment for speaking engagement 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)
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)
25 January 2017, received £750 from The Daily Mail, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT, for an article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 22 February 2017)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: St. James’s Company Ltd
Address of donor: 22 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1LS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: The use of a car and driver between 3 May and 12 June 2016. The value of this service totalled £7,175.58.

Date received: 3 May - 12 June 2016

Date accepted: 3 May 2016

Donor status: company, registration 1996942

(Registered 11 July 2016)
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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