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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.
This is a selection of Jeff Smith’s votes.
Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2016–2020
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, between 2016–2020
Voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, in 2016
Voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2016
Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs
Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.
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Jeff Smith has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
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...
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
Topics of interest
Jeff Smith campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Office
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Department for Education
- Department of Health
- Department for Communities and Local Government
- Mental Health Services
- *No heading*
- Hepatitis: Screening
- 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
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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