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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.
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I welcome my right hon. Friend’s package, which is already having an effect in North Yorkshire—Angus Fire, in the small town of Bentham, emailed this morning to thank him for this rapid intervention—but may I ask how quickly businesses in rural areas such as North Yorkshire will hear of the Government’s intervention for off-grid customers?
I welcome the new Secretary of State. I hope he has had time to savour those moments of ecstatic relief upon realising, as a former Chief Whip, that he no longer has responsibility for the Tory parliamentary party. Northern Ireland has unique energy needs: a reliance on heating oil, different regulation, a preponderance of small businesses and very low disposable incomes. Will the Minister...
Will the Minister give way?
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: 5 Sep 2022.