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Julian Smith is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Julian Smith sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
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I rise to support the Bill, and I would like to pay tribute to the MLAs and to the Northern Ireland Executive for the role that they have played during the coronavirus crisis. There were lots of reasons why I was delighted that the Executive and the Assembly got up and running last January, but that was before we knew about covid. To have had no Government during this period does not bear...
Well, I confirm that it is not there.
I would argue that all parties got a lot, and all parties negotiated hard, including the hon. Member’s own, and of course the DUP. The second item that is not part of this Bill is the Northern Ireland protocol. I note that the Government have now asked for an extension of the grace period, and I am pleased to see that the EU response looks positive. I called last year for the Government to...
Conservative MP for Skipton and Ripon
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Julian Smith campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 26 Jul 2021.