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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:
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I unreservedly welcome my right hon. Friend’s statement; he has taken the right decision. We have had good cause to suspend the extradition treaty, and I will now withdraw my amendments to the Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill, although I suspect that that has not been keeping him awake at night. I associate myself with the comments made by my hon. Friend the Member for Tonbridge and...
I welcome the decision to eradicate Huawei from the 5G system, but I think that the Secretary of State can do it quicker than he says. I was listening to the “Today” programme the other day, and the head of BT said seven years, yes, but it could be done in five. Let us bring it forward to five, and make sure that it happens quickly. There is no reason why that cannot be done. The key...
I unreservedly congratulate my right hon. Friend. As my hon. Friend the Member for Tonbridge and Malling (Tom Tugendhat) and others have said, he has personally been an advocate of this for some considerable time, so he will have the right to satisfaction on that. I also commend him for naming all those to do with the Magnitsky case and in Saudi Arabia. Following the question from my hon....
Conservative MP for Chingford and Woodford Green
Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Also represented Chingford
Iain Duncan Smith campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.