Ruth Smeeth

MP, Stoke-on-Trent North

Stoke-on-Trent North Labour

Ruth Smeeth campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Ruth Smeeth’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Ruth Smeeth sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Ruth Smeeth generally voted for higher taxes on banks, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Ministry of Defence Future Accommodation Model — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] 19 Oct 2016

    I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing this wonderful debate, which is timely and important. Does she agree that one of the challenges is the inconsistency in the quality of accommodation? New accommodation in Stafford is extraordinary, but if it is made subject to a market rent, it will not be affordable to most service personnel.
  • Liberation of Mosul 18 Oct 2016

    I associate myself with the comments in support of our armed forces, but also send our thoughts and prayers to the people of Mosul who will be living through the liberation. As the Secretary of State knows, what became clear after Ramadi was the industrial use of IEDs to undermine people’s lives as they tried to move back into their homes. There were huge human casualties associated...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iraq 18 Oct 2016

    When I visited Iraq earlier this year with the Defence Committee, it was clear that we were moving much more slowly politically than we were militarily. What support is the Minister providing to Iraqi politicians more broadly to help to keep up with the military solutions as we progress in Mosul?

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Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent North

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


Topics of interest

  • Home Office
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Department for Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department of Health
  • Visas
  • Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre: Vacancies
  • Video on Demand
  • General Practitioners: Homelessness
  • National Crime Agency

Currently held offices

  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (since 8 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Defence Committee (since 6 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 24 Nov 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency


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  • Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Ruth Smeeth’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 51 written questions in the last year — 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 64.41% 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") 26 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

8. Miscellaneous
I have been a board member of Hope Not Hate Ltd since 19 May 2015 (Registered 05 June 2015)

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