Jeff Smith

Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Labour MP for Manchester, Withington

@jeffsmithetc https://facebook.com/jeffsmithforwithington

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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.

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Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 10 Dec 2021

    Medical Cannabis (Access) Bill: Second Reading – Jeff Smith. Private Members' Bills; 9:30 am
  • Ten-Year Drugs Strategy 6 Dec 2021

    I welcome the focus in the strategy on treatment and recovery; £780 million is a significant investment, and I commend the Government for that. On supply and demand, I fear we are being offered an enhanced version of the same general approach that has failed for the last 50 years, and I am sad to say that it will fail for the next 10 years. On drug consumption rooms, the Minister said that...
  • Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Business: Finance 1 Dec 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the £1.5 billion fund announced in March 2021 to support businesses that were not able to benefit from business rates relief during the covid-19 outbreak, whether he plans to give local authorities information on the amounts that they are likely to receive for the purposes of assisting with their...

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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

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Home Office
  • Department for Education
  • Department of Health
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Mental Health Services
  • *No heading*
  • Visas
  • Cannabis: Medical Treatments
  • Drugs: Misuse

Currently held offices

  • Member, Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [HL] Committee (since 1 Dec 2021)
  • Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (since 19 Sep 2021)
  • Member, Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill Committee (since 1 Jul 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (14 May 2021 to 19 Sep 2021)
  • 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: 29 Nov 2021.

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