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.

  • Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices 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 20 Oct 2016

    Farmers in Blaenau Gwent are being forced to deal with antisocial behaviour from packs of off-road bikers, so may we have a debate on the impact of off-road biking and people riding roughshod over our countryside?
  • Exiting the European Union: Welsh Economy 20 Oct 2016

    In Blaenau Gwent, the successful dips company Zorba Foods faces a bigger bill for bringing its ingredients into the country. With petrol prices going up, the falling pound is making every step of the journey to the dinner plate much more expensive. What are the Government doing to help businesses that are faced with a steep increase in costs and families who are faced with higher food bills?
  • The Right Hon. Member for Meriden, Representing the Church Commissioners, Was Asked: Business of the House 13 Oct 2016

    Houmous and taramasalata are big business in Blaenau Gwent. Zorba Foods makes dips, employs more than 300 people and has a turnover of 50 million a year. However, the cost of its imported ingredients such as chickpeas has increased because the pound has dropped by nearly 20%. May we have a debate on Brexit and its impact on family food bills, because it looks like both breakfast and...

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Labour MP for Blaenau Gwent

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


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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More about this

  • Has spoken in 46 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Nick 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 very low number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 67.35% 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.
  • 74 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Nick Smith’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 121 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.


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