European Union Integration

There have been votes in Parliament on the degree of the UK's integration with the European Union. Specific matters voted on include the UK's opt out from the European Union Police and Criminal Justice Measures and the establishment of a European Union External Action Service.

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Owen Smith generally voted for more EU integration

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about more EU integration:

  • On 25 Jun 2019: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on The Value Added Tax (Reduced Rate) (Energy-Saving Materials) Order 2019 Show vote
  • On 2 Apr 2019: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on The Geo-Blocking Regulation (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 — Traders Discriminating Based on Nationality or Location of Customer Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2019: Owen Smith voted against a permanent and comprehensive United Kingdom-wide customs union with the European Union. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2019: Owen Smith voted against continued relatively free movement of goods, services, persons and capital between the UK, EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, achieved via membership of European Free Trade Association (EFTA); and against external tariff alignment between the UK and the EU. Show vote
  • On 27 Mar 2019: Owen Smith voted against leaving the European Union on the 12th of April 2019 without a withdrawal agreement. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2019: Owen Smith voted not to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote
  • On 13 Feb 2019: Owen Smith voted against making European Union laws regulating converting loans into "securities" for sale to investors effective and enforceable in the United Kingdom. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2019: Owen Smith voted against allowing the Government to update UK law to correspond with EU financial services laws currently making their way through the European legislative process. Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2019: Owen Smith voted to retain arrangements for cross-border action to tackle infringements of various EU consumer laws. Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2019: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on Draft Maritime Transport Access to Trade and Cabotage (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2019: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 — Delay Withdrawal — Rule-Out No-Deal — Scotland to Remain in the European Union Show vote
  • On 28 Jan 2019: Owen Smith voted not to make European Union, European Economic Area and Swiss nationals, and their family members, subject to UK immigration controls. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2019: Owen Smith voted to maintain and improve coordination and cooperation between EU member states in the field of policing and justice, particularly in relation to serious organised crime. Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2018: Owen Smith voted no on Markets in Financial Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2018: Owen Smith voted against amending the law on accounts and reports from corporate bodies to remove the involvement of the European Union and to remove preferential treatment of bodies from the European Economic Area. Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2018: Owen Smith voted to make the continued participation of the UK in the European Arrest Warrant a negotiating objective during negotiations over the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Owen Smith voted for greater partnership and cooperation between European Union members, the European Union, the European Atomic Energy Community, and the Republic of Armenia. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Owen Smith voted to strengthen relations between the EU, its Member States and Cuba Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Owen Smith voted to broaden engagement, dialogue and cooperation with Canada in areas of common interest, such as: human rights and democracy, international peace and security and effective multilateralism, economic and sustainable development, and justice, freedom and security. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Owen Smith voted to strengthen cooperation between the EU, its Member States and Australia in a range of sectors of mutual interest. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Owen Smith voted to consolidate and strengthen cooperation between the EU, its Member States and New Zealand in a range of sectors of mutual interest. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Owen Smith voted to make retaining membership of the European medicines regulatory network a government objective. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Owen Smith voted to make it a UK negotiating objective to establish a free trade area for goods between the UK and the EU and, if that cannot be agreed by the 21st of January 2019, to make reaching an agreement to enable the UK’s participation in a customs union with the EU a negotiating objective. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Owen Smith voted to make the UK's withdrawal from the EU conditional on seeking, as an objective for the UK's negotiation of the withdrawal agreement, full access to the internal market of the EU rather than merely European Economic Area membership. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Owen Smith voted to make the UK's withdrawal from the EU conditional on seeking, as an objective for the UK's negotiation of the withdrawal agreement, an international agreement which enables the UK to continue to participate in the European Economic Area. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Owen Smith voted to make the UK's withdrawal from the EU conditional on a statement on how the UK's continued participation in a customs union with the EU was sought during negotiations on the withdrawal agreement. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Owen Smith voted to largely retain the EU "Charter of Fundamental Rights" as part of UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Owen Smith voted for incompatibility with the general principles of EU law to continue to be actionable in UK courts following the UK's withdrawal from the union. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Owen Smith voted in favour of steps designed to ensure that the UK’s withdrawal from the EU does not result in the removal or diminution of any rights, powers, liabilities, obligations, restrictions, remedies and procedures that contribute to the protection and improvement of the environment. Show vote
  • On 23 Jan 2018: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on Nuclear Safeguards Bill — Transition Period — Nuclear Regulation — Euratom Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill -Clause 9 — Continued Membership of EU Single Market and Customs Union as Prerequisite for Regulations Implementing Withdrawal Agreement Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Owen Smith voted against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Owen Smith voted against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Owen Smith voted not to preserve, on the UK's withdrawal from the EU all rights, powers, liabilities, obligations, restrictions, remedies and procedures present in UK law as a result of the UK's membership of the EU. An explanatory statement explains the proposal not to preserve these provisions was intended as a step towards an alternative proposal to take even stronger steps to preserve them. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Owen Smith voted to retain a EU "Charter of Fundamental Rights" as part of UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Show vote
  • On 20 Dec 2017: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 13 — UK Retaining EU Common Customs Tarriff and Common Customs Policy Show vote
  • On 20 Dec 2017: Owen Smith voted for a transition period of at least two years prior to implementation of an agreement on the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union during which existing arrangements with the EU covering trade, security, regulations and financial contributions would be maintained. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2017: Owen Smith voted to prevent ministers withdrawing the UK from the European Economic Area, the European single market. Show vote
  • On 12 Dec 2017: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 7 — Retention of Laws Required by the UK's Membership of the Single Market Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Owen Smith voted to require the UK Government to report on changes to EU legislation which form part of UK law, and to require the Government to consider adopting such changes to ensure that the rights of workers and employees in the UK are no less favourable than they would have been had the UK remained a member of the EU or EEA. Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Owen Smith voted for the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights to remain part of UK law on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Owen Smith voted to retain the general principles of EU law derived from EU treaties, direct EU legislation, EU directives and European Court of justice case law, as part of UK law after the UK leaves the EU. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 — Consent of Devolved Legislatures Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Owen Smith voted to require courts or tribunals to pay due regard to any relevant decision of the European Court after the UK's withdrawal from the EU Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2017: Owen Smith voted against ending the supremacy of EU law in UK law; against converting EU law into domestic law on the UK's exit from the European Union and against giving ministers the power to correct deficiencies in retained EU law. Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2017: Owen Smith voted against ending the supremacy of EU law in UK law; against converting EU law into domestic law on the UK's exit from the European Union and against giving ministers the power to correct deficiencies in retained EU law. Show vote
  • On 19 Apr 2017: Owen Smith voted not to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2017: Owen Smith voted to guarantee EU derived rights, and the potential to acquire residency rights, for EU and EEA citizens legally resident in the UK. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Owen Smith voted to require the Prime Minister to give a series of undertakings before giving notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Owen Smith voted against empowering the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Owen Smith voted to seek to protect the residence rights of citizens of the European Union and their family members who were lawfully resident in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2016. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Owen Smith voted for the UK to remain member of the European Atomic Agency Community (Euratom) when withdrawing from the European Union and to treat leaving Euratom separately from leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Owen Smith voted against empowering the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Owen Smith voted for notice of the UK's withdrawal from the EU to preserve rights acquired in Northern Ireland as a result of European Union membership and to preserve the right of the people of Northern Ireland determine for themselves if they prefer a union with Great Britain or a sovereign united Ireland. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2017: Owen Smith voted to prevent the Prime Minister giving notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union if the European Council have not undertaken that if the United Kingdom Parliament doesn't agree the terms of the United Kingdom's leaving of the European Union the United Kingdom's will remain an EU member under the existing terms. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2017: Owen Smith voted to make publication of an assessment of the financial liability of the UK towards the EU, and a statement on the economic impact of the UK leaving the single market, a prerequisite for the Prime Minister giving notification of the UK's intention to withdraw from the EU. Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2017: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 26 — Agreement of Representatives of Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland Administrations Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Owen Smith voted against empowering the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Owen Smith voted against empowering the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2016: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on The United Kingdom Leaving the European Union Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2016: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on The United Kingdom Leaving the European Union Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2016: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on UK Withdrawal from Membership of the European Union Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2016: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on EU Nationals Currently Living in the UK — Right to Remain Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2016: Owen Smith voted to say the UK needs to stay in the EU. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2016: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on Government Assessment of Medium Term Economic and Budgetary Position for Submission to the European Commission Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Owen Smith voted not to take account of carbon dioxide emissions traded via the European Union to Emissions Trading Scheme when calculating the state of the UK carbon account for periods from 2028 onwards Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2016: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on Proposed European Union Directive on Measures to Combat Terrorism Show vote
  • On 24 Feb 2016: Owen Smith voted against requiring digital tachographs which use satellite positioning, and can be read remotely, to enforce rules on driving time and rest periods for certain lorries and buses. Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2015: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on European Union Documents — Relocation of Migrants in need of International Protection Show vote
  • On 19 Nov 2014: Owen Smith voted for the UK to rejoin a series of European Union schemes for closer police and judicial co-operation in criminal matters. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2014: Owen Smith voted for continued close working between the UK and other European Union states on criminal justice as well as for associated data protection measures. Show vote
  • On 30 Apr 2014: Owen Smith voted not to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2014: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on European Union (Approvals) Bill — Clause 1 — Limitation of Scope of Europe for Citizens Programme Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2014: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on European Union (Approvals) Bill — Third Reading — European Archives and Europe for Citizens Programme Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on European Commission Work Programme 2014 and Support for Completion of the EU Single Market Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2014: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Jan 2014: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on European Union (Approvals) Bill — Second Reading — European Archives and Europe for Citizens Programme Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Colombia and Peru Trade Agreement) Order 2013 Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Owen Smith voted for a commitment to continue participation in the European Arrest Warrant and other schemes when opting out of police and criminal justice measures. Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Owen Smith voted against opting out of all EU police and criminal justice measures adopted before December 2009 Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Owen Smith voted to consider the views of the Association of Chief Police Officers when deciding when to opt into Europol's European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation and Training; and against making opting in conditional on Europol not being given the power to direct national law enforcement agencies to initiate investigations or share data that conflicts with national security. Show vote
  • On 22 Apr 2013: Owen Smith voted not to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote
  • On 6 Nov 2012: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on European Union — Banking Union and Economic and Monetary Union — European Banking Authority Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2012: Owen Smith voted to call on the UK Government to seek a real terms cut in the European Union budget Show vote
  • On 24 Apr 2012: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on European Union — Data Protection in the Areas of Police and Criminal Justice (EU Directive) Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2011: Owen Smith voted not to commend the Prime Minister for refusing to sign up to an EU Treaty without safeguards for the UK. Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Owen Smith voted to support stronger governance of the Schengen area and adding Bulgaria and Romania to it. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2011: Owen Smith voted in favour of an EU Directive on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and on the right to communicate upon arrest Show vote
  • On 24 May 2011: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on Royal Assent — Eurozone Financial Assistance Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2011: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on Establishment of the European Stability Mechanism Show vote
  • On 9 Feb 2011: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on European Union — UK Contributions to the Eurozone Financial Stabilisation Mechanism Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2011: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on European Union Bill — Clause 6 — Referendum on Emergency Financial Assistance for EU Member States Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2010: Owen Smith voted against working closely with the European Commission to deliver a strong, principles-based framework for financial sector corporate governance. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2010: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on European Union Economic Governance Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2010: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on European Union External Action Service Show vote

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