Julian Smith

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Conservative MP for Skipton and Ripon

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Julian Smith’s voting in Parliament

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:

  • Julian Smith voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Julian Smith has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee 23 Oct 2019

    Northern Ireland Affairs: Work of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 2019-20. 9:30 am; Room 8, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: Rt Hon Julian Smith MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
  • Northern Ireland: Restoring Devolution 21 Oct 2019

    The period for Executive formation under the terms of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Act 2018 is due to expire at the end of today, Monday 21 October, so I have laid before Parliament a statutory instrument to extend the period for Executive formation to 13 January 2020. That has the effect of ensuring that Northern Ireland Departments can continue to...
  • Northern Ireland: Restoring Devolution 21 Oct 2019

    I have been very clear that no deal is not a good situation for the United Kingdom, particularly for Northern Ireland. Now that the Prime Minister has secured a deal, I hope that we can focus on getting it over the line. I pay tribute to the Northern Ireland civil service. They have been the most dedicated civil servants, pushing forward across a range of areas without political decision...

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Conservative MP for Skipton and Ripon

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

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Topics of interest

Julian Smith campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Education
  • Work and Pensions
  • Departmental Procurement
  • Procurement
  • Conditions of Employment
  • EU Law
  • Departmental Food

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (since 24 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chief Whip (2 Nov 2017 to 24 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (12 Sep 2017 to 12 Sep 2017)
  • Member, Selection Committee (12 Sep 2017 to 14 Nov 2017)
  • The Treasurer of Her Majesty's Household (13 Jun 2017 to 2 Nov 2017)
  • Government Whip (17 Jul 2016 to 13 Jun 2017)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (17 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (13 May 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 29 Nov 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 5 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Julian Smith’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 85.49% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 130 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Julian Smith’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 140 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
I have accepted honorary membership for life of the Carlton Club. (Registered 19 January 2018)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Three residential properties in London, the third being acquired in July 2016: (i) and (ii). (Updated 23 April 2013 and 04 August 2016)

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