Nia Griffith

Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

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Llanelli Labour

Nia Griffith’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Nia Griffith sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Nia Griffith generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Nia Griffith has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 5 Sep 2018

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Labour MP for Llanelli

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

Nia Griffith campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Justice
  • Home Department
  • Cabinet Office
  • Armed Forces: Housing
  • Defence: Modernisation
  • Departmental Telephone Services
  • Military Aircraft
  • Armed Forces

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (since 6 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Wales (14 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (15 Jul 2015 to 9 Nov 2015)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (28 Nov 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Wales) (7 Oct 2011 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 22 Nov 2010)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC, Minister of State), Government Equalities Office (13 Nov 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC, Lord Privy Seal), Leader of the House of Commons (13 Nov 2008 to 30 Dec 2008)
  • PPS (Team PPS), Home Office (16 Oct 2008 to 13 Nov 2008)
  • PPS (Team PPS), HM Treasury (16 Oct 2008 to 13 Nov 2008)
  • PPS (Team PPS), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (4 Aug 2008 to 16 Oct 2008)
  • Member, Draft Marine Bill (Joint Committee) (9 May 2008 to 22 Jul 2008)
  • PPS (Mr Phil Woolas, Minister of State), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (25 Oct 2007 to 4 Aug 2008)
  • PPS (Team PPS), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (11 Oct 2007 to 25 Oct 2007)
  • PPS (Team PPS), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (26 Jul 2007 to 26 Jul 2007)
  • PPS (Mr Phil Woolas, Minister of State), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (23 Jul 2007 to 11 Oct 2007)
  • PPS (Team PPS), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (16 Jul 2007 to 23 Jul 2007)
  • PPS (Mr Phil Woolas, Minister of State ), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Draft Climate Change Bill (Joint Committee) (18 Mar 2007 to 3 Aug 2007)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (17 Jul 2006 to 6 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (17 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (28 Jun 2005 to 6 Nov 2007)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Nia Griffith’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 260 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 80.75% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 5 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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.
  • 69 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Nia Griffith’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 422 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Sep 2018.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: BCB International
Address of donor: Clydesmuir Rd Ind Est, Cardiff CF24 2QS

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket and hospitality to attend Wales v France rugby match, estimated value £400

Date received: 17 March 2018

Date accepted: 17 March 2018

Donor status: company, registration 01442485

(Registered 26 April 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Great Britain China Centre (with sponsorship from BP and Prudential) (2) International Department of the Chinese Communist Party (IDCPC)
Address of donor: (1) 15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS (2) No.4 Fuxing Road, Beijing

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Airfare £1,489; hotel and breakfast in Beijing and Wuhan £402.21; total £1,891.21 (2) train fare to Wuhan £95.76; food and drink (estimated at £60/day) £240; domestic travel (estimated at £10/day) £40; total £375.76

Destination of visit: Beijing and Wuhan, China

Dates of visit: 8-13 April 2018

Purpose of visit: To attend the 2018 UK-China Leadership Forum, organised by the Great Britain China Centre and IDCPC; to engage with Chinese Officials on a broad range of topics and to strengthen UK-China bilateral relations.

(Registered 30 April 2018)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Smallholding in Carmarthenshire: (i).
10. Family members engaged in lobbying the public sector on behalf of a third party or client
My brother in law, Philip Brady, is a freelance public relations consultant. (Registered 02 June 2015)

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