Cat Smith

Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement

Labour MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood

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The office of Cat Smith MP informed us that due to Cat being on maternity leave from June 2018 to January 2019 she was not available for votes in the House of Commons. However, Cat did submit written questions during this time period. Although this period has now passed, the absence continues to affect the numerology section for this MP.

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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.

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.

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.

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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
  • Voluntary Work: Young People
  • Local Government: Elections
  • Commonwealth: Young People
  • Elections: Proof of Identity

Currently held offices

  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (since 11 May 2020)
  • Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement (since 27 Jun 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (20 Dec 2016 to 19 Jul 2017)
  • 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
19 March 2020, received £200 from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for a survey. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 03 April 2020)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN

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

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,500 for print credits for internal Labour Print Offer

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: TSSA
Address of donor: 2nd Floor, 17 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4SQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2.000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 10 January 2020)

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