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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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Medical Cannabis (Access) Bill: Second Reading – Jeff Smith.
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...
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...
Labour MP for Manchester, Withington
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Jeff Smith campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 29 Nov 2021.