Ruth Smeeth

MP, Stoke-on-Trent North

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Stoke-on-Trent North Labour

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.

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

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Last updated: 29 Jun 2017

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 7 Sep 2017

    At the end of this month, Sneyd Green community centre in my constituency may well be closing its doors, after seven years of attempting to carry out a community asset transfer. Local volunteers, led by John Reynolds, have worked tirelessly, but have simply not received the support they should have received from the local authority. May we have a debate in Government time about what the big...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 6 Sep 2017

    This summer, a third of all parents across the country went without a meal to ensure that they could feed their children during the school holidays. In Stoke-on-Trent, amazing volunteers came together to provide over 10,000 meals for local kids. I am proud of my constituents, but I am disgusted by this Government, who have turned a blind eye and done nothing. How many kids have to go hungry...
  • HS2 Update 17 Jul 2017

    The Secretary of State has talked a great deal about my great city of Stoke-on-Trent, but he said in his statement that the service pattern “could” support an HS2 service to my city. Can he guarantee that we will retain our two fast trains to London per hour, as well as any potential classic-compatible trains?

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Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent North

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

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Topics of interest

Ruth Smeeth campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • 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
  • Travel Restrictions

Currently held offices

  • Member, Defence Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 24 Nov 2015)
  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (8 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Defence Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Ruth Smeeth’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 3 written questions in the last year — below 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 94.44% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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 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") 37 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Sep 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: GMB
Address of donor: 22 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 29 June 2017)
Name of donor: Simon Tuttle
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 29 June 2017)
Name of donor: Sir Trevor Chinn
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 29 June 2017)
Name of donor: Betterworld Ltd
Address of donor: 14 St Mary's Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2DF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: company, registration 03408967

(Registered 30 June 2017)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Sir Trevor Chinn
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 7 December 2016

Date accepted: 7 December 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Labour Friends of Israel (2) Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: (1) BM LFI, London WC1N 3XX (2) 9 Yitzhak Rabin Blvd., Kiryat Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem 9103001

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Flights and accommodation with a value of £1,500 (2) Hospitality with a value of £125.

Destination of visit: Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Dates of visit: 14-17 November 2016

Purpose of visit: Fact finding visit. Meeting with Israeli and Palestinian co-existence campaigners, politicians, academics, journalists and diplomats.

(Registered 28 November 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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