Owen Smith

Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

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Pontypridd Labour

An Elected House of Lords

The House of Lords is the upper house of the UK Parliament. There have been votes on moving away from a position where members of the House of Lords are either appointed or have inherited their seats to a system where members are elected.

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Owen Smith consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords

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 a wholly elected House of Lords:

  • On 23 Jun 2011: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on Establishment of Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) Show vote
  • On 10 Jul 2012: Owen Smith voted in favour of reforming the House of Lords, introducing 15 year terms for most members and introducing an elected element. Show vote
  • On 19 Oct 2016: Owen Smith voted against reducing the number of MPs but for reducing the number of members of the House of Lords. Show vote

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