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: 18 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Opposition Day: Government’s EU Exit Analysis 31 Jan 2018

    There is another reason that this set of analyses is peculiar and quite different. I listened carefully to my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Rushcliffe (Mr Clarke), but he is wrong on this count. This is not like advice to a Chancellor. This analysis, as I understand it, comes out of the back of the reality that all the previous forecasts, heavily reliant as they were on a...
  • Backbench Business: Marriage in Government Policy — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] 30 Jan 2018

    I welcome the Minister to his place. I have worked with him over a long time, and having run the Department I have a fair idea of the challenges that lie ahead of him. I am going to add to them. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for St Ives (Derek Thomas) on obtaining the debate, particularly this week, of all weeks. Under the previous Prime Minister I was nominated to construct the...
  • Backbench Business: Marriage in Government Policy — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] 30 Jan 2018

    Not really. I do not accept that at all. Universal credit operates by looking at the household, which makes it more likely that couples are supported to stay together. The hon. Lady knows that the vast majority of married people—and, by the way, even cohabiting people—have joint accounts. The figure is way over 80%, and I think it is close to 90%. For those in an exceptional...

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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 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 41 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 94.02% 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") 1226 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Feb 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments for articles in the Sun Newspaper, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF:
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)
1 November 2017, received £500. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 24 November 2017)
17 January 2018, received £400 for an article. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 18 January 2018)
Payment for speaking engagements received via London Speaker Bureau (London), 235 Kensington High Street, Kensington W8 6SF:
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)
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)
Payment for speaking engagement received via Champions (Loughborough), Barrington House, Leake Road Costock, Loughborough LE12 6XA:
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)
Payment of £700 expected for an article written on 20 October 2017. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 24 November 2017)
Payments for articles in the Daily Telegraph and Sunday 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)
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)
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)
Payments for speaking engagements received via London Authorities (London), 200 Aldersgate, London EC1A 4HD:
14 November 2017, received £5,020 from Propertydrum Ltd, PO Box 234, Uckfield TN22 9AH. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 24 November 2017)
9 November 2017, received £3,500 from the National Landlord Investment Association, 27 Stafford Road, Croydon CR0 4NG, for magazine articles. Hours: 8 hrs in total. (Registered 27 November 2017)
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)
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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