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.

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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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Recent appearances

  • Terrorist Attack: Nice: UK's Nuclear Deterrent 18 Jul 2016

    I am a proud member of both the GMB and Unite trade unions and I stand here today to make the case for our national security, both in terms of the role of the deterrent in an increasingly turbulent world, and for our domestic defence manufacturing capability. Our country is at a crossroads. Just weeks ago we voted to leave the European Union and to forge our own destiny, but we must do this...
  • Terrorist Attack: Nice: UK's Nuclear Deterrent 18 Jul 2016

    My hon. Friend ably outlines the threat we really face. The horrific attacks in Nice last week were just the latest reminder of the risks we face. We are living through a period of extraordinary global turmoil, with threats coming from not just international terrorist networks but a resurgence in tensions between state actors—not least Russia, as the Defence Committee outlined only this...
  • Terrorist Attack: Nice: UK's Nuclear Deterrent 18 Jul 2016

    I am not giving way. Whole communities live their lives in the shadow of the shipyards and the darker shadow that falls alongside it—the uncertainty over their future and their livelihoods. These are skilled men and women, working good jobs to support their families, including in my city of Stoke-on-Trent, where one local company in Burslem contributes to the supply chain of the...

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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
  • Northern Ireland Office
  • Visas
  • Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre: Vacancies
  • Video on Demand
  • National Crime Agency
  • Network Rail

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 31 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Ruth Smeeth’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 55 written questions in the last year — 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 64.49% 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") 22 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Aug 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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