Karin Smyth

MP, Bristol South

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Bristol South Labour

Karin Smyth’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 18 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Retaining Enhanced Protection 17 Jan 2018

    I rise to speak as the vice-chair of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly and the all-party parliamentary group on Ireland and the Irish in Britain. Despite the border being one of the principal issues in the phase 1 agreement, there has been very little debate or understanding in this House about the context of the border issue with Ireland, and that is a huge problem. Phase 1 is hugely...
  • NHS Winter Crisis 10 Jan 2018

    It seems like only yesterday that I was working in the NHS, leading a group of GP commissioners preparing for the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and, every year, preparing for winter. Such was my experience of preparing for that Act that it led to my giving up my day job and deciding to become an elected politician and to enter this House. My colleagues at the time said to me, “Try to...
  • Christmas Adjournment 21 Dec 2017

    I did promise the House brevity, as I am aware that colleagues will want to return to their constituencies and families for Christmas and, indeed, to start some Christmas shopping—those of us who have not managed it. I spotted some Ministers in the House of Commons shop this morning, so I know we are all a little behind. With the Prime Minister, the Defence Secretary, the Foreign...

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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
  • Home Office
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • NHS Property Services
  • NHS Property and Estates Review
  • General Practitioners: Bristol
  • Health Professions: Registration
  • Children: Maintenance

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (7 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 43 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Karin Smyth’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 61 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 88.57% 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 17–18 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") 46 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Jan 2018.

4. Visits outside the UK
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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