Cat Smith

Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

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Lancaster and Fleetwood Labour

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 higher taxes on banks, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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

Last updated: 29 Jun 2017

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 20 Jul 2017

    As the House rises for the summer recess, many of my constituents are today mopping up properties that have once again been flooded, 18 months after Storm Desmond hit Lancashire. During that time the Government applied for EU emergency funding to support communities and flood resilience, but my local authorities, Lancashire County Council and Lancaster City Council, have been prevented from...
  • Taxi Trade — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] 18 Jul 2017

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Wilson, and to speak in this important debate on the future of the taxi trade. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Ilford North (Wes Streeting) on securing it. I also congratulate him and the all-party parliamentary group on taxis on publishing the report, “Lessons from London: The future of the UK taxi trade”. I draw...
  • UK Elections: Abuse and Intimidation — [David Hanson in the Chair] 12 Jul 2017

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hanson. I thank the hon. Member for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire (Simon Hart) for bringing this important debate to the House. It is clearly one in which every Member has some interest, because I doubt that any Member or anyone who stood for election to the House has not faced some level of abuse. I also thank the other Members...

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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

  • Department of Health
  • Cabinet Office
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Prisoners: Gender Recognition
  • Electoral Register
  • Post Offices: Franchises
  • Shipping
  • Railways: Lancashire

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

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  • Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Cat Smith’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 101 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 WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 88.89% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — 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.
  • 132 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Cat Smith’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 46 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 31 Jul 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Payment from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing surveys:
1 September 2016, received £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 16 February 2017)
7 February 2017, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 16 February 2017)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Fire Brigades Union
Address of donor: Bradley House, 68 Coombe Road, Kingston-upon-Thames KT2 7AE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 15 June 2017)
Name of donor: David Grundy
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 15 June 2017)
Name of donor: Stop A Tory Landslide
Address of donor: 68-80 Hanbury Street, London E1 5JL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 15 June 2017)
Name of donor: GMB
Address of donor: Columbus Quay, Riverside Drive, Liverpool L3 4GB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 15 June 2017)
Name of donor: Transport and Salaried Staffs Association
Address of donor: Walkden House, 10 Melton Street, London NW1 2EJ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 15 June 2017)
Name of donor: Communication Workers Union
Address of donor: 150 Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1RX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 15 June 2017)
Name of donor: RMT Trade Union
Address of donor: Unity House, 39 Carlton House, London NW1 1JD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 15 June 2017)
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobald's Road, London WC1X 9TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 07 July 2017)

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