A selection of Andrew Smith's votes
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Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
5 votes for, 8 votes against, 1 absence, between 2003–2016
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013
Almost always voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
13 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2016
Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
2 votes for, 18 votes against, 6 absences, between 2010–2015
Generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, 3 absences, between 2007–2016
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I also congratulate the hon. Member for Copeland (Trudy Harrison) on a fine maiden speech and thank her for her well-deserved compliment to her predecessor on his service. She spoke with passion, wit and understanding of her beautiful constituency, as well as of Peter Rabbit. None of us envies her speedy transition from by-election to general election, but I do congratulate her. I made my...
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what records his Department keeps of when the universal credit IT system is not functioning.
I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this debate. I certainly would not dispute the testimony of those who have benefited from homeopathic treatment, but does he not agree that scientific evidence of its effectiveness would help in a decision on whether to use it?
More of Andrew Smith’s recent appearances
Former Labour MP for Oxford East
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Andrew Smith campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Home Department
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Work and Pensions
- HMS Victory
- Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre
- Palestinians: International Assistance
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (12 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- 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)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Andrew Smith’s speeches
- Has received answers to 55 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 71.95% 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.
- 144 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 796 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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