Chloe Smith

The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Conservative MP for Norwich North

@NorwichChloe https://facebook.com/Chloe-Smith-MP-1509476925970053

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Chloe Smith’s voting in Parliament

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

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

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

Chloe Smith has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Carer's Allowance 25 Nov 2021

    The Secretary of State has today announced an increase in the weekly earnings limit in Carer’s Allowance from April 2022. Further details available here: UIN HCWS420
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Pensions 25 Nov 2021

    Entitlement to income related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA (IR)) is based on financial need and both income and capital will affect entitlement. Any pension income received is deducted from the amount of ESA (IR) payable. Cash lump sums taken from a pension savings are deemed to be capital. Claimants are not entitled to ESA (IR) if their household has capital of more than £16,000....
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Long Covid: Disability 24 Nov 2021

    ‘Long Covid’ is not classed as a disability. COVID is still a relatively new condition and work is ongoing to understand its long-term effects. Making such a determination would therefore be premature. As research into the long-term health symptoms and impacts of COVID-19 is ongoing, we will continue to monitor and consider the Government’s support provisions and approach in line with...

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Conservative MP for Norwich North

Entered the House of Commons on 24 July 2009 — Byelection

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Topics of interest

Chloe Smith campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Department of Health
  • Children
  • Schools and Families
  • Health
  • Schools: Norwich
  • Driving Offences: Norwich
  • Mental Health Services
  • Iran: Nuclear Power
  • Incapacity Benefit: Norwich

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (since 16 Sep 2021)
  • Assistant Whip (since 15 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Elections Bill Committee (15 Sep 2021 to 21 Sep 2021)
  • Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (13 Feb 2020 to 16 Sep 2021)
  • The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (9 Jan 2018 to 13 Feb 2020)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (15 Jun 2017 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (14 Jun 2017 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • Member, Transport Committee (4 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (31 Oct 2011 to 4 Sep 2012)
  • The Economic Secretary to the Treasury (14 Oct 2011 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (12 May 2010 to 14 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (23 Nov 2009 to 6 May 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 15 Nov 2021.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Sue Pollok
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,900 paid by regular payments of £300 from March 2020 to March 2021

Donor status: individual

(Registered 16 September 2020; updated 28 September 2020)
Name of donor: David Edmonds
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 paid over regular instalments of £250 from April 2020 to March 2021

Donor status: individual

(Registered 16 September 2020; updated 28 September 2020)
Name of donor: Computer Service Centre
Address of donor: 19 Meridian Way, Norwich NR7 0TA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: IT support for October 2020 (1 month), valued at £1,283.34 (inc VAT)

Donor status: company, registration 4517529

(Registered 03 November 2020)
Name of donor: Computer Service Centre
Address of donor: 19 Meridian Way, Norwich NR7 0TA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: IT support for November 2020 (1 month), valued at £1,286.95 (inc VAT)

Donor status: company, registration 4517529

(Registered 01 December 2020; updated 09 December 2020)
Name of donor: Computer Service Centre
Address of donor: 19 Meridian Way, Norwich NR7 0TA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: IT support for the calendar months of December 2020 to March 2021 (inclusive), valued at £5,147.80 (incl VAT)

Donor status: company, registration 4517529

(Registered 16 December 2020)
Name of donor: Computer Service Centre
Address of donor: 19 Meridian Way, Norwich NR7 0TA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: IT support from April 2021 to March 2022, valued at £15,443.43 (incl VAT)

Donor status: company, registration 4517529

(Registered 01 April 2021)
Name of donor: David A Edmonds
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 to be paid over regular instalments of £250 from April 2021 to March 2022

Donor status: individual

(Registered 01 April 2021)
Name of donor: Sue Pollok
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,600 to paid by regular payments of £300 from April 2021 to March 2022

Donor status: individual

(Registered 01 April 2021)
Name of donor: Philip Jeans
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 23 April 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
From 24 February 2020, a member of the Norwich Towns Deal Board. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 17 June 2020)

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