Jeff Smith

Opposition Whip (Commons)

Labour MP for Manchester, Withington


Jeff Smith’s voting in Parliament

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

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

  • Jeff Smith voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

Last updated: 19 Nov 2018

Recent appearances

  • Local Government Funding Settlement 13 Dec 2018

    For the past eight years, the Government have in effect outsourced the hardest decisions on the most severe cuts to the most deprived local authorities. It is just not fair on a city such as Manchester, where, in the eight years to 2020, we will see a £600 per household cut in funding. Is it not true that austerity will never be over until we have not only the sticking plaster that the...
  • Housing, Communities and Local Government: Adult Social Care 10 Dec 2018

    What assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the new grant funding for the delivery of adult social care announced in Budget 2018.
  • Housing, Communities and Local Government: Adult Social Care 10 Dec 2018

    Councils are predicting that an additional £3.6 billion will be needed by 2025, just to maintain current levels of care. Does the Minister think that it is either sensible or economically sustainable that councils are having to use their dwindling reserves to deliver care to people? That is what many of them are doing and what many more will have to do.

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Labour MP for Manchester, Withington

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

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

  • Home Office
  • Department of Health
  • Department for Education
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Mental Health Services
  • Visas
  • Mobile Phones: Competition
  • Prescriptions: Fees and Charges
  • Ecstasy

Currently held offices

  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (since 18 Sep 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 26 Oct 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 3 Dec 2018.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Labour Friends of Bangladesh (Manchester Branch)
Address of donor: 332 Dickenson Road, Longsight, Manchester M13 0NG

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Return air tickets £590; three night’s accommodation £240; total value £830

Destination of visit: Bangladesh

Dates of visit: 7-12 November 2017

Purpose of visit: To promote understanding and strengthen educational and cultural links between the United Kingdom and Bangladesh.

(Registered 12 December 2017)
Name of donor: (1) Privateer Holdings (2) Botanica Seattle
Address of donor: (1) 1920 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, Washington State, USA (2) 3300 1st Ave S #100, Seattle, WA 98134, USA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) For myself, return flights London - Seattle £1,333.45; accommodation £658.27; transport £704.16; total £2,695.88 (2) for a member of staff, return flights London - Seattle £1,229.16; accommodation £750.71; total £1,979.87

Destination of visit: Seattle, Washington State

Dates of visit: (1) 9-15 April 2018 (2) 9-13 April 2018

Purpose of visit: To understand and explore the regulatory, licensing and economic issues around medicinal and recreational cannabis legalisation in Washington State, USA.

(Registered 03 May 2018; updated 16 May 2018)

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