Ruth Smeeth

Former MP, Stoke-on-Trent North

Stoke-on-Trent North Labour

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Recent appearances

  • National Spitfire Project — [Philip Davies in the Chair] 28 Mar 2017

    While Reginald Mitchell was one of Southampton’s most famous apprentices, he was one of my constituency’s most famous residents. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that we have an opportunity for a national celebration of Reginal Mitchell’s contribution?
  • Stoke-on-Trent City of Culture 2021 21 Mar 2017

    It has been a privilege to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone, in this debate on an important issue that is close to my heart. Before moving on, I want to thank my hon. Friend the Member for Ogmore (Chris Elmore), the hon. Member for Stafford (Jeremy Lefroy), and my neighbours and hon. Friends, the Members for Stoke-on-Trent Central (Gareth Snell), for Stoke-on-Trent South (Robert...
  • Stoke-on-Trent City of Culture 2021 21 Mar 2017

    Yes. Not only has the oatcake been mentioned in this debate, it made it into The Guardian’s food pages last month, a clear sign of the culinary zeitgeist if ever there was one. My colleagues and I truly believe that the city of culture bid is important because it will help our children dream. It will show them how much we have already achieved and what we can achieve together in future....

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Former Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent North

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

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for 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

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)

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  • Has spoken in 32 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Ruth Smeeth’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 7 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 62.74% 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 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 47 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 36 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 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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