Jeff Smith

MP, Manchester, Withington

Manchester, Withington Labour

Jeff Smith campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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:

  • Jeff Smith generally voted for higher taxes on banks, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Jeff Smith generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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 hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Disclosure and Barring Service — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] 26 Oct 2016

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir David. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Dulwich and West Norwood (Helen Hayes) on securing this debate on an important issue that probably affects many more people than today’s turnout suggests. I have a few short remarks—I will not speak for long—about my constituents’ experience of the Disclosure and...
  • Disclosure and Barring Service — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] 26 Oct 2016

    I absolutely agree. The case is similar to that of Nazim in my constituency. Despite my office raising the issue both with the DBS and with the Government, he became unable to work because his licence expired, which understandably caused him and his family a huge amount of stress and some financial hardship. The second case is of Angela Gallagher, a constituent of mine who lost a job as an...
  • Disclosure and Barring Service — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] 26 Oct 2016

    My hon. Friend is absolutely right. It is an extremely stressful process for a person stuck in this limbo.

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Labour MP for Manchester, Withington

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Department of Health
  • Department for Education
  • Home Office
  • Department for Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Prescriptions: Fees and Charges
  • Vetting: Greater Manchester
  • Mediterranean Sea: Refugees
  • Mental Health Services: Offenders
  • General Practitioners: Mental Health Services

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 38 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Jeff Smith’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 37 written questions in the last year — 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 76.18% 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.
  • 147 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Jeff Smith’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 30 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Hong Kong Government
Address of donor: c/o Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, 18 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JA

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): accommodation (£1,768.28), flights (£8,430.19), transport (£237.59) and expenses (£57.01) with a total value of £10,493.07

Destination of visit: Hong Kong

Date of visit: 25-29 January 2016

Purpose of visit: as a member of the APPG on China, to maintain bilateral ties; support British businesses operating in Hong Kong; and deepen the knowledge of parliamentarians of Hong Kong’s political, social and economic development.

(Registered 17 March 2016)

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