Nick Smith

MP, Blaenau Gwent

Blaenau Gwent Labour

Nick Smith campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Nick Smith’s voting in Parliament

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

This is a selection of Nick Smith’s votes.

  • Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes

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

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

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 15 Sep 2016

    The Charlie Taylor report into the youth justice system will be wide ranging and important. It is critical that we improve the life chances of young people in danger of a life of crime, so may we please have a statement and publication of the report as soon as we return here after the party conference season?
  • Wales Bill: Establishment of Two Distinct Jurisdictions 12 Sep 2016

    Going back to the issue of financial controls and audits, I welcome the examinations in Wales of the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of sums paid out by the Welsh Consolidated Fund in Wales. That is a good thing. However, can the Minister confirm who will be responsible for audit studies and scrutiny of future large-scale projects where funds have been sourced from both Cardiff and...
  • Wales Bill: Establishment of Two Distinct Jurisdictions 12 Sep 2016

    To go back to the earlier point about PCC elections, will they be allowed to be held in conjunction with other elections so that turnout is higher, and so that we have better elections as a result?

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Labour MP for Blaenau Gwent

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Health
  • Defence
  • Department of Health
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Obesity
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Food: Fraud
  • Sri Lanka
  • National Food Crime Unit

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (since 18 Sep 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (7 Jul 2015 to 26 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 44 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Nick Smith’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 56 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 67.56% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 75 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Nick Smith’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 119 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2016.

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