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Jeff Smith

Labour - Manchester, Withington

Opposition Whip (Commons)

(since September 2015)

Oral Question
Wednesday 21st April 2021
11:30
Northern Ireland Office
Oral Question No. 28
Whether he plans to conduct a review into the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement
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Oral Question
Thursday 22nd April 2021
10:00
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Topical Question No. 29
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
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Division Votes
Thursday 15th April 2021
Domestic Abuse Bill
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 194 Labour No votes vs 0 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 352 Noes - 222
Speeches
Thursday 15th April 2021
Business of the House

Last week, one of my constituents visited a local park with her friend and their two young babies. They both …

Written Answers
Wednesday 31st March 2021
Coronavirus: Vaccination
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 16th March 2020
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Medical Aid for Palestinians
Address of donor: 33a Islington Park Street, London N1 1QB
Estimate of the …
EDM signed
Monday 20th January 2020
Rail investment across the North and Midlands
That this House notes that strategic rail infrastructure is critical to the long-term success of the UK and all of …
Supported Legislation
Thursday 22nd October 2020
Marriage (Authorised Belief Organisations) Bill 2019-21
A Bill to amend the law on marriage to permit authorised belief organisations to solemnise marriages; and for connected purposes.

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Jeff Smith has voted in 244 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.

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Debate information

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Significant Manchester, Withington Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
106,128
Petition Closed

Give UK nurseries emergency funding if they have to close down amid COVID-19

Gov Responded - 14 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Jeff Smith's petition debate contributions
18 Sep 2020
closed 7 months ago

If nurseries are shut down in view of Covid-19, the Government should set up an emergency fund to ensure their survival and ensure that parents are not charged the full fee by the nurseries to keep children's places.

18,137
Petition Closed

Provide financial support to performers and creators during the COVID-19 crisis

Gov Responded - 22 Jul 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Jeff Smith's petition debate contributions
19 Sep 2020
closed 7 months ago

The prospect of widespread cancellations of concerts, theatre productions and exhibitions due to COVID-19 threatens to cause huge financial hardship for Britain's creative community. We ask Parliament to provide a package of emergency financial and practical support during this unpredictable time.

26,106
Petition Closed

Extend grants immediately to small businesses outside of SBRR

Gov Responded - 29 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Jeff Smith's petition debate contributions
8 Oct 2020
closed 6 months, 1 week ago

The cash grants proposed by Government are only for businesses in receipt of the Small Business Rates Relief or Rural Relief, or for particular sectors. Many small businesses fall outside these reliefs desperately need cash grants and support now.

154,815
Petition Closed

Government to offer economic assistance to the events industry during COVID-19

Gov Responded - 27 Mar 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Jeff Smith's petition debate contributions
12 Sep 2020
closed 7 months, 1 week ago

For the UK government to provide economic assistance to businesses and staff employed in the events industry, who are suffering unforeseen financial challenges that could have a profound effect on hundreds of thousands of people employed in the sector.

11,220
Petition Closed

Make nurseries exempt from business rates to support the childcare sector

Gov Responded - 2 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Jeff Smith's petition debate contributions
5 Sep 2020
closed 7 months, 2 weeks ago

After owning nurseries for 29 years I have never experienced such damaging times for the sector with rising costs not being met by the funding rates available. Business Rates are a large drain on the sector and can mean the difference between nurseries being able to stay open and having to close.

179,699
Petition Closed

Offer more support to the arts (particularly Theatres and Music) amidst COVID-19

Gov Responded - 20 Jul 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Jeff Smith's petition debate contributions
15 Dec 2020
closed 4 months ago

As we pass the COVID-19 Peak, the Government should: State where the Theatres and Arts fit in the Coronavrius recovery Roadmap, Create a tailor made financial support mechanism for the Arts sector & Clarify how Social Distancing will affect arts spaces like Theatres and Concert Venues.

103,040
Petition Closed

Support the British aviation industry during the COVID-19 outbreak

Gov Responded - 7 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Jeff Smith's petition debate contributions
20 Sep 2020
closed 6 months, 4 weeks ago

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak there are travel bans imposed by many countries, there is a disastrous potential impact on our Aviation Industry. Without the Government’s help there could be an unprecedented crisis, with thousands of jobs under threat.

10,780
Petition Closed

Business Rate Relief to be extended to all small businesses in healthcare.

Gov Responded - 5 Jun 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Jeff Smith's petition debate contributions
24 Oct 2020
closed 5 months, 3 weeks ago

To extend the business rate relief to all dental practices and medical and aesthetics clinics and any small business that’s in healthcare

135,481
Petition Closed

Provide financial help to zoos, aquariums, & rescue centres during the pandemic.

Gov Responded - 28 Jul 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Jeff Smith's petition debate contributions
30 Oct 2020
closed 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Zoos, aquariums, and similar organisations across the country carry out all sorts of conservation work, animal rescue, and public education. At the start of the season most rely on visitors (who now won't come) to cover annual costs, yet those costs do not stop while they are closed. They need help.

108,144
Petition Closed

NHS supply new lifesaving drugs for Cystic Fibrosis like 11 other EU countries

Gov Responded - 7 Dec 2018 Debated on - 10 Jun 2019 View Jeff Smith's petition debate contributions
16 May 2019
closed 1 year, 11 months ago

Children & young adults with CF endure lifelong suffering & early death. They need Orkambi and other precision medicines as they are developed. Sufferers in the EU, US & Australia can access the drugs, but not the UK. Hundreds have died in the 3yrs since these drugs were licensed.

112,025
Petition Closed

Allow Premier League and Championship football clubs to introduce safe standing

Gov Responded - 3 May 2018 Debated on - 25 Jun 2018 View Jeff Smith's petition debate contributions
8 Jun 2018
closed 2 years, 10 months ago

Safe Standing offers a much safer alternative to fans who wish to stand, rather than sit at football matches. After the highly successful introduction to rail seating at Celtic Park, as well as numerous Bundesliga clubs, many football fans feel that laws preventing standing areas should be relaxed.


Most recent EDMs signed by Jeff Smith

Date Tabled Title Signatures
20 Jan 2020
Jeff Smith signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 20th January 2020

Rail investment across the North and Midlands

Tabled by: Lucy Powell (Labour (Co-op) - Manchester Central)
That this House notes that strategic rail infrastructure is critical to the long-term success of the UK and all of its parts; believes that after decades of under-investment in strategic rail infrastructure High Speed 2, Northern Powerhouse Rail and Midlands Engine Rail delivered in full represent a once in a …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Feb 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
15 Sep 2015
Jeff Smith signed this EDM on Monday 12th October 2015

GAS SAFETY WEEK 2015

Tabled by: Margaret Ferrier (Independent - Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
That this House welcomes Gas Safety Week, which runs from 14 to 20 September 2015; recognises the importance that this awareness campaign plays each year in bringing attention to the fact that carbon monoxide is a silent killer that is odourless and colourless and can kill quickly with no warning; …
47 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Dec 2015)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Labour: 7
Conservative: 2
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
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Commons initiatives

Jeff Smith has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Jeff Smith has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

Jeff Smith has not introduced any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting


232 Written Questions

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Coronavirus: Vaccination Health: Disadvantaged Mental Health Act 1983 Mental Health Act 1983 Independent Review Mental Health Act 1983 Independent Review Health: Disadvantaged Mental Health Services: Homelessness Coronavirus: Mental Health Hepatitis: Screening Syringes Hepatitis: Disease Control Hepatitis: Health Services Hepatitis: Screening Hepatitis Hepatitis: Health Services Mental Health Services: Older People Mental Health Services Nurses: Recruitment Cancer: Health Services Mental Health Services: Ethnic Groups Mental Health Services: Ethnic Groups Mental Health Services Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists Mental Health Services Academic Health Science Networks: Hospitals Mental Health Services Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Asthma: Medical Equipment Orkambi Mental Health Services: Out of Area Treatment Cocaine Cannabis: Misuse Ecstasy Cocaine Carfentanyl and Fentanyl Psychiatry: Children and Young People Psychiatry: Children and Young People Fentanyl Drug: Misuse Mental Health Services Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: Next of Kin Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: Next of Kin Asthma: Medical Equipment Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Royal Manchester Children's Hospital General Practitioners: Mental Health Services General Practitioners: Mental Health Services Prescriptions: Fees and Charges Prescriptions: Fees and Charges Health Visitors: Greater Manchester Smoking General Practitioners: Manchester Withington Prescriptions: Fees and Charges General Practitioners: Manchester Withington Health Professions: Training Analgesics: Children Mental Health Services: Offenders Mental Health Services: Offenders Members: Correspondence Members: Correspondence Passports: Applications Drugs: Misuse Visas: Applications Independent Child Trafficking Advocates Service Borders: France Asylum: Dunkirk Drugs: Misuse Cannabis: Medical Treatments Cannabis: Medical Treatments Drugs: Festivals and Special Occasions Heroin: Glasgow Drugs: Misuse Domestic Violence Domestic Abuse Cannabis: Medical Treatments Greater Manchester Police: Finance Greater Manchester Police: Finance Burglary: Greater Manchester Drugs: West Midlands Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs Drugs: Decriminalisation Drugs: Misuse Drugs: Misuse Drugs: Rehabilitation Drugs: Greater Manchester Visas Visas Visas Visas Vetting: Greater Manchester Vetting Vetting Mediterranean Sea: Refugees Out-of-school Education Sex and Relationship Education: LGBT People Sex and Relationship Education: LGBT People Sex and Relationship Education: LGBT People Sixth Form Education: Finance Schools: Greater Manchester Foster Care Schools: North West Children: Day Care Children: Day Care Further Education Pre-school Education: Standards Offences against Children GCE A-level: Manchester Withington GCSE: Manchester Withington GCSE: Manchester Withington Higher Education Religion: Education Special Educational Needs: Greater Manchester Faith Schools: Admissions Faith Schools: Admissions Faith Schools: Complaints Schools: Admissions Schools: Admissions GCE A-level Gambling: Advertising Concert Halls and Theatres: Coronavirus Culture and Music: Coronavirus Coronavirus: Government Assistance Arts: Self-employment Income Support Scheme Arts: Government Assistance Arts and Music: Coronavirus Arts: Coronavirus Social Media: Data Protection Music Television: Advertising Mobile Phones: Competition Mobile Phones: Competition Mobile Phones: Competition Mobile Phones None Leasehold: Reform Social Rented Housing: Mental Illness Supported Housing: Mental Illness Supported Housing: Finance Supported Housing: Mental Illness High Rise Flats: Greater Manchester Housing: Fire Prevention Radioactive Materials: Transport Radioactive Materials: Transport Homelessness Homelessness: Greater Manchester Supported Housing: Young People