Henry Smith

Conservative MP for Crawley

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Henry Smith’s voting in Parliament

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

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

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

Henry Smith has sometimes rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 22 Oct 2021

    Hen Caging (Prohibition) Bill: Second Reading – Henry Smith. Private Members' Bills
  • Business of the House 23 Sep 2021

    A constituent came to me recently, very distressed. Her young son was attacked at a community event about two years ago. The perpetrator was arrested and charged by the Crown Prosecution Service. He then reportedly failed to appear in court twice, was arrested a second time, and appeared in court for the third hearing. However, the Crown Prosecution Service erroneously, and wrongly, said that...
  • Hen Caging (Prohibition) 22 Sep 2021

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit the caging of commercially reared, egg-laying hens and pullets; and for connected purposes. The people of Britain are some of the most caring and compassionate people in the world. We are a nation of people who care about justice, about each other and, of course, about animals. As the Secretary of State for the Environment,...

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Conservative MP for Crawley

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

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Topics of interest

Henry Smith campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Animal Experiments
  • Haematological Cancer
  • Air Passenger Duty
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination
  • Animal Experiments: Primates

Currently held offices

  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (13 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, International Development Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Sep 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
6 May 2021, received £200 from Associated Newspapers Ltd, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, Kensington, London W8 5TT, as a cancellation fee for an article. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 17 May 2021)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Emirates Airlines UK
Address of donor: Gloucester Park, 95 Cromwell Road, London SW7 4DL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality for the Formula 1 British Grand Prix, Silverstone, value £4,248

Date received: 18 July 2021

Date accepted: 18 July 2021

Donor status: other (Dubai corporation)

(Registered 26 July 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
From 6 June 2018, Vice President (unpaid) of the British Dyslexia Association. (Registered 06 June 2018)
From 10 January 2020, member of the Crawley Towns Fund Board. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 16 January 2020)
From 28 May 2020 until 6 October 2020, Chair of the Future of Aviation Group, a cross-party group focusing on the recovery of the aviation sector from coronavirus pandemic economic and employment impacts. This was an unpaid role. (Registered 09 July 2020; updated 30 July 2021)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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