Iain Duncan Smith

Conservative MP for Chingford and Woodford Green

https://facebook.com/iainduncansmithmp

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected in their voting record.

Show more detail
11th May to 2nd June 2020

All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.

2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

If an MP votes by proxy, it is effectively exactly the same as if they cast the vote in person and it shows up on their TheyWorkForYou voting record.

MPs are not required to designate a proxy, and may instead pair with an opposing MP to miss a vote. Parliament does not record when two MPs have come to a pairing arrangement, so on TheyWorkForYou, they will both appear to have been absent for the vote.

We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.

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

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

Iain Duncan Smith has sometimes rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

More of Iain Duncan Smith’s recent appearances

RSS feed (?)

Profile

Conservative MP for Chingford and Woodford Green

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

Also represented Chingford

Social Media

Expenses

Topics of interest

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

  • Ministry of Justice
  • Treasury
  • Justice
  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Hull Prison: Crimes of Violence
  • Wormwood Scrubs Prison: Drugs
  • Secondments
  • Hull Prison: Self-harm
  • Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments for articles in the Sun Newspaper, from News UK and Ireland, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF:
25 March 2020, received £500 for an article published on 8 March 2020. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 30 July 2020) This is a late register entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 9 October 2020. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
10 June 2020, received £800 for two articles (£400 each), published on 19 April 2020 and 18 May 2020. Hours: 8 hrs in total (4 hrs per article). (Registered 30 July 2020) This is a late register entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 9 October 2020. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
12 August 2020, received £250 for an article published on 19 July 2020. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 17 August 2020)
10 June 2020, received £400 for an article published on 10 November 2019. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 16 September 2020) This is a late register entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 9 October 2020. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
Payments for articles in the Daily and Sunday Mail, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT:
18 June 2020, received £1,350 for two articles, published on 29 March 2020 (£900) and 12 April 2020 (£450). Hours: 8 hrs in total (4 hrs per article). (Registered 28 July 2020) This is a late register entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 9 October 2020. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
Payments for articles in the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, 111 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 0DT:
4 October 2019, received £250 for an article published on 17 September 2019. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 09 October 2019)
6 September 2019, received £250 for an article published on 27 August 2019. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 16 October 2019)
1 November 2019, received £250 for an article published on 27 August 2019. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 04 November 2019)
21 February 2020, received £1,200 for six articles (£200 each) published on 25 November 2019, 4 January 2020, 23 January 2020, 26 January 2020, 27 January 2020 and 9 February 2020. Hours: 24 hrs in total (4 hrs per article). (Registered 27 February 2020)
21 April 2020, received £125 for an article published on 1 April 2020. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 28 July 2020) This is a late register entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 9 October 2020. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
4 May 2020, received £270 for an article published on 25 April 2020. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 28 July 2020; updated 9 October 2020) This is a late register entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 9 October 2020. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
15 June 2020, received £200 for an article published on 3 March 2020. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 28 July 2020) This is a late register entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 9 October 2020. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
15 June 2020, received £200 for an article published on 4 May 2020. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 28 July 2020) This is a late register entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 9 October 2020. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
15 June 2020, received £200 for an article published on 22 May 2020. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 28 July 2020) This is a late register entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 9 October 2020. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
11 August 2020, received £200 for an article published on 11 May 2020. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 17 August 2020)
11 August 2020, received £200 for an article published on 1 July 2020. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 17 August 2020)
11 August 2020, received £200 for an article published on 9 July 2020. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 17 August 2020)
11 August 2020, received £270 for an article published on 21 July 2020. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 17 August 2020)
25 August 2020, received £180 for an article published on 14 August 2020. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 10 September 2020)
8 September 2020, received £190 for an article published on 24 August 2020. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 10 September 2020)
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)
14 April 2020, received £300 from Independent Digital News & Media Ltd, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5HF, for an article for the Independent published on 31 January 2020. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 16 September 2020)
This is a late register entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 9 October 2020. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
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.

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

More about the register

Note for journalists and researchers: The data on this page may be used freely, on condition that TheyWorkForYou.com is cited as the source.

This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.

Profile photo: © Parliament (CC-BY 3.0)