Jeff Smith

Opposition Whip (Commons)

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Manchester, Withington Labour

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: 8 May 2018

Recent appearances

  • Gaza: Un Human Rights Council Vote: Private Members’ Bills: Money Resolutions 21 May 2018

    My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech and I completely agree with it. Does this not point to a much wider issue, which is the ridiculous process we have to go through on private Members’ Bill in this House? Is it not time we had a private Members’ Bills process where Bills could not be blocked by filibustering or by the whim of the Government?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions 21 May 2018

    Recently, two constituents with serious and deteriorating cerebral palsy both scored zero points on their PIP assessments. Both require round-the-clock care, but both were forced to appeal the decisions. Is it acceptable that people with serious and deteriorating disabilities are being forced to go through the courts to get the support that they deserve?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria 15 May 2018

    What steps he is taking to ensure the investigation and prosecution of any breaches of international humanitarian law in Syria.

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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 for Communities and Local Government
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Visas
  • Mobile Phones: Competition
  • Prescriptions: Fees and Charges
  • Ecstasy
  • Vetting: Greater Manchester

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

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 44 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Jeff Smith’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 54 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 87.97% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 153 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Jeff Smith’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 54 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 2018.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers
Address of donor: 188 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M14 6LJ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 06 July 2017)
Name of donor: Neil Peden
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 July 2017)
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 £1,320; accommodation £650; transport £250; total £2,220 (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)

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

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