Jeff Smith

Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Labour MP for Manchester, Withington


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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:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Jeff Smith’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Jeff Smith’s full vote analysis page for more.

Jeff Smith has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 10 Dec 2021

    Medical Cannabis (Access) Bill: Second Reading – Jeff Smith. Private Members' Bills; 9:30 am
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Climate Change 23 Jul 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to incorporate in the Government's forthcoming Aviation Plan the Climate Change Committee (CCC) recommendations of December 2020 to (a) limit the growth in air passenger numbers to 25 per cent or less by 2050, in line with the CCC’s recommended Balanced Net Zero Pathway and (b) introduce a moratorium on airport expansions unless...
  • Awarding Qualifications in 2021 and 2022 22 Jul 2021

    As the Minister implied, students currently in year 10 have arguably been hit harder than any other cohort, having missed most of year 9 and had a hugely disrupted year 10. So is it not ridiculous to reintroduce performance tables, given the massive disparity of the impact of covid on different schools and different pupil cohorts? He said that fairness is the guiding principle, but how can...

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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 Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Mental Health Services
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  • Hepatitis: Screening
  • Drugs: Misuse
  • Visas

Currently held offices

  • Member, Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill Committee (since 1 Jul 2021)
  • Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (since 14 May 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (18 Sep 2015 to 14 May 2021)
  • 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: 26 Jul 2021.


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