Andrew Smith

MP, Oxford East

Oxford East Labour

Andrew Smith campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Andrew Smith’s voting in Parliament

Andrew Smith is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

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

  • Andrew Smith generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Andrew Smith generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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

Andrew Smith has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Local Government Pension Scheme — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] 24 Oct 2016

    I am very grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way and I congratulate him on opening this debate. Further to an earlier intervention, we can all see some benefit from the proposed pooling arrangements, but we must also be cognisant that there can be risks, or a concentration of risks. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that there ought to be trade union representation on the governance...
  • Local Government Pension Scheme — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] 24 Oct 2016

    The hon. Gentleman is totally right about how undemocratic the measure is. Is there not a double jeopardy as well? Should the Government not be mindful of the fact that if they direct a fund to behave in a particular way and the investment goes wrong, they themselves will be liable? Do they not have to remember Equitable Life?
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Asylum: Appeals 17 Oct 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps her Department is taking to increase capacity at the Asylum and Immigration Chamber.

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Labour MP for Oxford East

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Work and Pensions
  • Palestinians
  • Hepatitis
  • HMS Victory
  • Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre
  • Palestinians: International Assistance

Currently held offices

  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (since 12 Oct 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, South East Regional Select Committee (3 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (29 May 2002 to 7 Sep 2004)
  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (11 Oct 1999 to 29 May 2002)
  • Minister of State (Department for Education and Employment) (3 May 1997 to 11 Oct 1999)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (1 Jul 1996 to 1 May 1997)
  • Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1 Jul 1994 to 1 Jul 1996)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jun 1992 to 1 Jun 1996)
  • Member, Social Services Committee (22 Nov 1988 to 10 Feb 1989)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jun 1988 to 1 Jun 1992)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Andrew Smith’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 87 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 70.88% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 182 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Andrew Smith’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 789 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
A residential property in Lambeth, and a co-ownership property in France: (i) and (ii). (Registered 25 February 2013)

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