Laura Smith

Former Labour MP for Crewe and Nantwich

@laurasmithmp https://facebook.com/LauraSmithMP

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Health and Social Care: Topical Questions 29 Oct 2019

    The right to challenge decisions about care and support is fundamental, and the system for doing that must be fair and consistent across all local authorities. Will the Secretary of State make it his policy to introduce a statutory social care appeals process for the decisions made about an individual’s care and support?
  • Home Department: Topical Questions 28 Oct 2019

    Does the Minister have any plans to bring in legislation to provide that all specialist housing and registered care accommodation, both new and existing, be fitted with sprinklers?
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Waste Disposal 22 Oct 2019

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to compensate property owners with septic tanks for the expense of (a) upgrading and (b) replacing existing tanks to make their tanks compliant by 1 January 2020.

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Former Labour MP for Crewe and Nantwich

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

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Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Home Office
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Social Services: Minimum Wage
  • Government Departments: Buildings
  • Gambling and Video Games
  • Sewage: Waste Disposal
  • Immigration

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (12 Jan 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Transport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 5 Feb 2018)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

8. Miscellaneous
Owner (sole trader) of tutorial business called One to One Learning, which is not currently trading. (Registered 05 July 2017; updated 27 February 2018)

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