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.
This is a selection of Ruth Smeeth’s votes.
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 17 votes against, 6 absences, between 2015–2016
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2016
Generally voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2016–2018
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2016
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
33 votes for, 7 votes against, 15 absences, between 2017–2018
Voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016
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Ruth Smeeth has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 12 Sep 2018
Ceramics (Country of Origin Marking) Bill - 2nd reading – Ruth Smeeth.
On Monday I had the privilege of launching the “Walking Home for Christmas” campaign with Invictus games medallists. The campaign, with Help for Heroes and Walking with the Wounded, is targeted at veterans whom we struggle to support over the Christmas period, when they are at their most vulnerable. Does the Minister agree that it is at this point that we need to honour the...
I met a veteran earlier this week who went to his local authority to say that he was homeless and needed support. He had been out of service for four months, and he was told that there were others in the queue who were more relevant, including refugees who had just arrived. He ended up homeless and was supported by Help for Heroes. Does that not suggest that local government is still not...
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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
Ruth Smeeth campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Office
- Ministry of Defence
- Department for Transport
- HM Treasury
- Department for Business
- Innovation and Skills
- Defence Fire and Rescue Service
- European Fighter Aircraft
- Hawk Aircraft
- Unitary Councils
Currently held offices
- Member, Defence Sub-Committee (since 12 Sep 2017)
- 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
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 48 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Ruth Smeeth’s speeches
- Has received answers to 46 written questions in the last year — 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 78.99% 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") 74 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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