Iain Duncan Smith

MP, Chingford and Woodford Green

Chingford and Woodford Green Conservative

Iain Duncan Smith campaigned to leave the European Union

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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.

This is a selection of Iain Duncan Smith’s votes.

  • Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration 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 never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Exiting the European Union 5 Sep 2016

    I welcome my right hon. Friend’s return to the Front Bench. As someone who recently left it—voluntarily, I have to tell him—I unreservedly welcome him. I also welcome his incredibly optimistic tone on the whole idea of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and forging a new relationship with the rest of the world. On the specifics of the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Welfare Reform 14 Mar 2016

    As a result of our reforms, the number of people in work is at a record high; income inequality is lower than it was in 2009-10; the number of workless households in the social rented sector is also at a record low; the number of children living in workless households is at a record low; youth unemployment is at the lowest level in a decade; and the employment rate for women is also at a...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Welfare Reform 14 Mar 2016

    The hon. Gentleman talks about my answers to him about low and middle-income people and work, but the point to make is that work is the best route of poverty, and it is by getting people back to work that we are getting people out of poverty. It is worth reminding him that the poverty figures show that poverty has fallen, both for adults and for children, and that is the critical bit. The...

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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

  • 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 8 debates in the last year — well 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 88.39% 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.
  • 217 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Iain Duncan Smith’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1181 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2016.

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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