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.
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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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Last updated: 12 Sep 2018
What assessment he has made of the progress of the infected blood inquiry.
Last month, the chair of the inquiry, Sir Brian Langstaff, said that many victims of the infected blood scandal are still living on the breadline today. The inquiry is not due to look at financial support until 2020, so what more now can the Government do to help the people affected?
When I was a local authority executive member back in 2012, we were often warned about the “graph of doom”, which showed that by about 2018 local authorities would be running out of money for everything but statutory services. At the time, the Government accused the Local Government Association and the National Audit Office of scaremongering, but given what has happened in...
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Labour MP for Manchester, Withington
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Jeff Smith campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Office
- Department of Health
- Department for Education
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Department for Communities and Local Government
- Mobile Phones: Competition
- Mental Health Services
- Prescriptions: Fees and Charges
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 57 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Jeff Smith’s speeches
- Has received answers to 62 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 82.81% 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 67 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 29 Oct 2018.
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
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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