Karin Smyth

MP, Bristol South

Bristol South Labour

Karin Smyth’s voting in Parliament

Karin Smyth is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Karin Smyth sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Karin Smyth generally voted for higher taxes on banks, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices 21 Apr 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether hon. Members are able to access (a) funding for apprenticeships and (b) apprentices on account of the House's contribution to the apprenticeship levy; and if she will make a statement.
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices 21 Apr 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the combined salary bill of hon. members and Members of the House of Lords being in excess of the threshold for payment of the apprenticeship levy, if she will take steps to facilitate parliamentarians in contributing to and accessing funding for apprenticeships both in Parliament and in their parliamentary constituencies; and if...
  • Business of the House 20 Apr 2017

    I recently met the father of toddler, Harry Studley, whom hon. Members may remember was shot in the head with an air rifle in south Bristol last July. Harry’s dad has impressed me not only with his resilience in the face of adversity—he told me that Harry is doing well—but with his determination that, as a nation, we should learn something from this incident. May we have a...

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Labour MP for Bristol South

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

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Topics of interest

Karin Smyth campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Home Office
  • General Practitioners: Bristol
  • Health Professions: Registration
  • Children: Maintenance
  • NHS Property Services
  • Apprentices: Taxation

Currently held offices

  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (since 7 Jul 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 33 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Karin Smyth’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 47 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 68.95% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 33 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Apr 2017.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Healthcare Denmark
Address of donor: Forskerparken 10H, 5230 Odense, Denmark

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and accommodation with a value of £946.14, plus reimbursement of expenses £23.49, total £969.63.

Destination of visit: Denmark

Dates of visit: 5-7 October 2016

Purpose of visit: Healthcare Denmark ambassador summit.

(Registered 14 October 2016; updated 07 December 2016)
Name of donor: Falkland Islands Government
Address of donor: The Secretariat, Stanley, Falkland Islands FIQQ 1ZZ

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, meals and transport with a value of £3,124.55

Destination of visit: Falkland Islands

Dates of visit: 16-22 February 2017

Purpose of visit: Familiarisation.

(Registered 15 March 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
From October 2016, Ambassador (unremunerated) for Healthcare Denmark, a body established by the Danish Government in partnership with public and private providers. (Registered 21 October 2016)

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