Jeff Smith

Opposition Whip (Commons)

Labour MP for Manchester, Withington


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Jeff Smith’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Summer Adjournment 22 Jul 2020

    It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Wealden (Ms Ghani). I congratulate her on mentioning the Uyghur Muslims; she is right to do so, and it is a shame that we have not had the opportunity to debate that situation properly in the House. I also join her in thanking the officers and staff of the House for keeping us running and keeping us safe over the recent months. I want to take...
  • BBC 21 Jul 2020

    The Government have been completely disingenuous about this issue all along. Let us be honest: the BBC was given no choice but to take on responsibility for TV licences. My hon. Friend the Member for City of Chester (Christian Matheson) is absolutely right: the Government should not be outsourcing their welfare policy or, indeed, their manifesto promises to the BBC. Funding for the BBC’s...
  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Concert Halls and Theatres: Coronavirus 21 Jul 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with (a) theatres, (b) live music venues, (c) concert halls and (d) arenas on the average capacity that they require to make a profit as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

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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 and Social Care
  • Department for Education
  • Department of Health
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Mental Health Services
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  • Hepatitis: Screening
  • Visas
  • Drugs: Misuse

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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: USDAW
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 09 January 2020)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Armed Forces Parliamentary Trust
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights with a total value of £536.75

Destination of visit: Gibraltar

Dates of visit: 28-30 May 2019

Purpose of visit: To understand and explore the role of the UK Armed Forces in Gibraltar as part of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme.

(Registered 22 July 2019)
Name of donor: Medical Aid for Palestinians
Address of donor: 33a Islington Park Street, London N1 1QB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, food and transport with a total value of £1,285

Destination of visit: West Bank and Israel

Dates of visit: 17-21 February 2020

Purpose of visit: Fact finding visit organised by the Council for Arab-British Understanding and Medical Aid for Palestinians.

(Registered 03 March 2020)

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