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.
This is a selection of Cat Smith’s votes.
Consistently voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2015–2016
Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2016
Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016
Voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016
Consistently voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 22 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2016
Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs
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Cat Smith has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 5 Sep 2018
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the access to elections working group is appropriately resourced to implement the actions set out in the Government's response to Call for evidence: access to elections, published in August 2018.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2018 to Question 169507 on Energy Drinks: Public Consultation, whether his Department plans to consult (a) children, (b) young people, (c) school councils, (d) youth councils and (e) other youth groups on its plans to make it illegal to sell energy drinks to children under 16 or under 18.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answers of 6 September 2018 to Questions 169508 and 169507, what steps he took to consult young people on his plans to make it illegal to sell energy drinks to children under 16 or under 18 before launching the consultation on those proposals.
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Labour MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Cat Smith campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Cabinet Office
- Department for Digital
- Media and Sport
- Department of Health
- Department for Transport
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Electoral Register
- Voluntary Work: Young People
- Local Government: Elections
- 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 27 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Cat Smith’s speeches
- Has received answers to 309 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 69.46% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 67 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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