Cat Smith

Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

Labour MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood


The office of Cat Smith MP has informed us that due to Cat being on maternity leave from June 2018 to January 2019 she is not available for votes in the House of Commons. However, Cat will be submitting written questions during this time period. This affects the numerology section for this MP.

Cat Smith’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Cat Smith sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Cat Smith generally voted for measures to reduce tax avoidance, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Cat Smith’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Cat Smith’s full vote analysis page for more.

Cat Smith has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 5 Feb 2019

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 14 Feb 2019

    May we have a debate in Government time on how long is an acceptable length of time for a Department to respond to a Member’s inquiry? I wrote to the Minister for Employment 225 days ago on behalf of my constituent, Mr Scott, who received conflicting and incorrect advice from the Department for Work and Pensions. To date, he and I are still in the dark about the Department’s answer.
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Elections: Proof of Identity 11 Feb 2019

    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the press release entitled Next round of Voter ID pilots announced for 2019, published 3 November 2018, which local authorities are (a) continuing to take part in and (b) have withdrawn from the pilot process; and what the reasons were for each local authority that has withdrawn.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster: Topical Questions 6 Feb 2019

    Let us consider these figures: 25,342 and 21,900. Those were the number of voters who cast their votes for me and for the Minister to serve as elected parliamentarians, yet just 100-odd votes secured a win in the most recent hereditary peer by-election in the other place. He was eligible to stand because his great-grandad’s cousin’s dad’s fourth cousin’s dad’s cousin’s...

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Labour MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood

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

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Topics of interest

Cat Smith campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Cabinet Office
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department of Health
  • Department for Transport
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Electoral Register
  • Local Government: Elections
  • Voluntary Work: Young People
  • Commonwealth: Young People
  • Elections: Campaigns

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (since 1 Nov 2016)
  • Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs (since 27 Jun 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Junior Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities (18 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
  • Member, Women and Equalities Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 26 Oct 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Cat Smith’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 233 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 64.86% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • 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") 68 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Feb 2019.


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