A selection of Robert Smith's votes
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Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 1999–2012
Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
10 votes for, 1 vote against, 6 absences, between 2011–2014
Generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2007–2015
Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
Generally voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2015
Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2013
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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect of amending the licence conditions for retailers responsible for implementing smart meters so that they may use normative benchmark comparisons as an alternative to in-home displays on (a) the total cost of that implementation project and (b) the likelihood of achieving...
Will the hon. Gentleman give way on that point?
I thank the hon. Gentleman for his recognition of the coalition, which the broadcasters have lost sight of in reporting what happens in the House. The Budget specifically talked about how Government can get in the way of business, but has it not shown how the Government can, with the right engagement, take positive action, as they have with the North sea oil and gas industry? Entering into...
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Former Liberal Democrat MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
- Trade and Industry
- Energy and Climate Change
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands
- Fuel Poverty
- Renewable Energy
- Post Offices
- Prisoners' Transfers
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee) (6 Dec 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jul 2008 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (20 Dec 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, International Development Committee (16 Apr 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jun 2005 to 1 Jun 2006)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (1 Jun 2005 to 1 Jun 2006)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Scotland) (10 May 2005 to 10 Mar 2006)
- Member, Accommodation and works Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Standing Orders Committee (24 Oct 2001 to 5 May 2005)
- Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) (17 Oct 2001 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Procedure Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Trade & Industry Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 25 Oct 2005)
- Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons) (10 Jun 2001 to 10 Mar 2006)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (1 Nov 1999 to 11 May 2001)
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- Has spoken in 23 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Robert Smith’s speeches
- Has received answers to 4 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 77.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 5 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 39 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 332 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK
Name of donor: BP
Address of donor: Chertsey Road, Sunbury on Thames TW16 7BP
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Tickets to the Commonwealth Games
in Glasgow for my wife and I, with coach transfer, accommodation, meals and hospitality, at a total value of £710.
Date of acceptance of donation: 31 July 2014
Donor status: company, registration 542515
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: C/O Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, 6 Grafton Street, London W1S 4EQ
Destination of visit: Hong Kong
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, in-country transport, accommodation, meals, wi-fi access and laundry with a total value of £10,621.32
Purpose of visit: All Party Parliamentary China Group delegation visit to understand more about the political and economic environment in Hong Kong and the progress towards universal suffrage and to engage with and support bids by British business.
(Registered 25 June 2014; updated 30 June 2014)
8. Land and Property
Farm and cottages in Aberdeenshire, from which rental income is received.
Flat in Glasgow, from which rental income is received.
9. Registrable shareholdings
(b) Glaxosmithkline; pharmaceuticals.
(b) Legal and General; life assurance.
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