Angela Smith MP

Penistone & Stocksbridge

  • Speaking out against the Badger culls
    Speaking out against the Badger culls

    Angela has constantly supported the stop the Badger Cull campaigners and worked to get the culls stopped  

  • A new beginning
    A new beginning

    The new Independent Group of MPs. Let’s change politics Visit 

  • Working with Brian May
    Working with Brian May

    Angela has constantly worked to maintain the ban on hunting 

  • Supporting St Johns Ambulance
    Supporting St Johns Ambulance

    Angela has always rocognised the great work of St John Ambulance and is proud to suppor them 

  • A new start for Stocksbridge at Fox Valley
    A new start for Stocksbridge at Fox Valley

    Working with local businesses is always important and Angela is proud to have helped Dransfield Properties get Fox Valley off the ground in Stocksbridge

  • Making a point to business
    Making a point to business

    A great champion of business, Angela often meets those who create jobs and wealth for all of us

  • Pulling a pint at the local pub
    Pulling a pint at the local pub

    Living in north Sheffield Angela is often seen around the constituency supporting local pubs

  • The Independent  Group
    The Independent Group

    New Independent Group of MPs

  • Angela Smith MP
    Angela Smith MP

    Proud Member of Parliament for Penistone & Stocksbridge

Welcome to my Website

Welcome to my website, where you will find my latest news, brief biography, details of how to contact

Westminster 2me and some other useful links and information. There is also some information about the constituency and local contact numbers which might be useful.

I am here for all my constituents, so if you have any queries or other concerns, please contact me or make an appointment to see me at one of my regular advice surgeries.

As the MP for Penistone & Stocksbridge, I am always looking for different ways to keep in touch with my constituents, so I hope you find this site useful and informative. The site is updated regularly, so please do come back often.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes

Member of Parliament
Penistone & Stocksbridge

Why I've left the Labour Party

I was born to a Labour family in 1961.  My father was a printer by trade and my mother started work when I was a teenager, eventually moving on to a job as a receptionist in the NHS. 

For my parents,  working-class pride was not about enjoying poverty and wearing it as a badge of honour. It was about self-respect and believing that we could do better, that there was nothing wrong in getting on in life.  

This is one of the values that has underpinned my political affiliation all my life.  I believe in aspiration and know that people do not want to be patronised by left-wing intellectuals who think that being poor and working class constitutes a state of grace.

I also believe that everyone in our country bears a responsibility to make a contribution towards keeping our society safe and prosperous. 

In return, the state has a role to play in enabling individuals to make the best of themselves and the opportunities available to them.  It has a responsibility to maintain national security and to keep people safe at home.  And it has a responsibility to foster economic growth, in the context of a mixed economy. 

Unfortunately, the Labour Party no longer reflects these values.  It has undergone major change since the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader in 2015, changes which have destroyed the proud political movement built by our predecessors.  Labour is a party now characterised by intolerance and fuelled by hatred for anything other than a hard left political agenda; it fosters division rather than unity and despises all those who dare to disagree with its fundamentalist approach to political debate.

I cannot, in all conscience, continue to affiliate with a Labour Party that I consider unfit for government.   It is not alone in this; our politics is broken and all the main parties are incapable of inspiring confidence in the future.  The level of alienation from the political process on the part of the people is at a record high, with the chaos and conflict characterising Brexit encapsulating perfectly the sense of deadlock and hopelessness which pervades our political culture. 

That is why I have decided to join with my colleagues in forming a new group of Independent MPs. It is time for change, time for a politics no longer prejudiced by the domination of political parties which exist as an end in themselves, rather than as a means to an end.

It is time to put the country first.  

To read my full statement of resignation follow this link

Sign up now to register your support.

In the coming months, we would like a new kind of politics to emerge.

We would like to invite you to be part of this exciting new future. If you would like to know more or register your support please follow the links below.



Angela and others may contact you using the details you provide. If you do not wish to be contacted please write to Angela Smith MP at;

The MPs Office
2 Maria House 
3 Fox Valley Way 
S36 2AA


For full information on the new Independent group of MPs visit

To donate money to the new group of Independent group of MPs visit

Latest from Angela

My latest Farmers Guardian Article


After almost 3 years of debate and with Brexit sucking the life out of public policy, the country should now be starting a brave new journey as an independent nation outside the EU.

Indeed, we should now be starting the negotiations on the future relationship with the EU, according... Read More...

Contact Angela

Write to Angela at;
  The MPs Office
  Maria House, 3 Fox Valley Way
 S36 2AA
 Telephone; 0114 2831855


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Or you can contact Angela through this website by going here, For the times and dates of Angela's regular surgeries go here.

Visit Parliament

My Parliamentary staff are always happy to arrange tours of the Houses of Parliament for constituents who are visiting London, subject, of course to Parliamentary business (which can sometimes restrict access) on the day.

A full tour of the Palace of Westminster takes in Sovereign's Entrance, Norman Porch, Royal Gallery, Prince's Chamber, the House of Lords Chamber, Central Lobby, Voting Lobby, Members' Lobby, the House of Commons Chamber, St Stephen's Hall and Westminster Hall.

Due to the strong demand for these tours, it is best to get in touch at least 3 months before your planned visit.

Click here for more details.




In addition to their salary, MPs are allowed to claim various expenses to enable them to carry out duties on behalf of constituents

These expenses cover things such as running offices in the constituency and Westminster, the paying of staff, as well as claiming for a second home, which is a necessary expense for many MPs who have to spend part of the week in Westminster.

Since the General Election of 2010 the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority monitors and sets MPs expenses. They regularly publish Members expenses online on a 3 monthly basis. For more details go here>>.

Meet my team

Without my fantastic team of staff I couldn't serve the people of Penistone & Stocksbridge. In Sheffield I have 2 full-time members of staff assited by a further part-time member. I also employ a Senior Researcher/Chief of Staff who works in both my London Office and the constituency. 

I'd like to introduce them you. So plaese meet the team

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Latest from Angela

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Friday, 05 April 2019
  After almost 3 years of debate and with Brexit... Read More...
My Brexit voting this week
Thursday, 14 March 2019
Yesterday evening, I am pleased to report that MPs,... Read More...
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Tuesday, 26 February 2019
yet again asking the Prime Minister to acceptt the only way... Read More...
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Thursday, 07 February 2019
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Thursday, 07 February 2019
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Thursday, 31 January 2019
Having to raise a point of order to try to get my voice... Read More...
Raising my concerns about the situation in Venezuela
Thursday, 31 January 2019
Raising my concerns about the situation in Venezuela 
My speech on the Meaningful Vote
Friday, 11 January 2019
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Thursday, 20 December 2018
The ENDS report, the UK’s number 1 source of intelligence... Read More...
IMAGE Angela's December Farmers Guardian Article
Tuesday, 11 December 2018
As I write this article the Prime Minister has just decided... Read More...
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Tuesday, 11 December 2018
After hearing rumours that Cohens the Chemist are to close... Read More...
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Friday, 07 December 2018
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Thursday, 06 December 2018
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Thursday, 06 December 2018
Local school children collect prizes in local MPs Christmas... Read More...
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Wednesday, 28 November 2018
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Friday, 16 November 2018
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Tuesday, 06 November 2018
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Friday, 26 October 2018
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Thursday, 18 October 2018
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Thursday, 18 October 2018
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Friday, 12 October 2018
After the hottest and driest summer for over 40 years... Read More...
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Wednesday, 10 October 2018
There has been much discussion about the potential...
Angela's speech to the BEVA conference
Monday, 17 September 2018
Good morning This summer, I spent a couple of very... Read More...
Latest Farming Guardian article
Wednesday, 29 August 2018
As this year’s superb summer gives way to the gold of... Read More...
Angela stands up for the Green Belt
Thursday, 19 July 2018
  In a debate in Parliament on the 17th July 2018, the... Read More...
Debate on on protecting victims of domestic abuse
Thursday, 19 July 2018
Raising the case of Claire Throssell during a debate on... Read More...
Why it was right to condemn the Russian Federation
Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Today I raised  why it was right for the Council of... Read More...
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Tuesday, 17 July 2018
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Friday, 13 July 2018
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Thursday, 12 July 2018
  Angela Smith MP has pledged her support to the... Read More...
Asking the PM to keep the economy at heart of Brexit
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
 Asking the Prime Minister to keep all sections of the... Read More...
IMAGE Angela welcomes paper cup recycling scheme in Barnsley
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Angela has welcomed an innovative new recycling scheme for... Read More...
The Role of the State in protecting Children
Friday, 06 July 2018
Angela speaks out to preotect children in familes and the... Read More...
IMAGE My latest article for the Farmers Guardian
Friday, 06 July 2018
Finally we are to see the long anticipated Agriculture Bill... Read More...
IMAGE Angela praises the work of interventional radiologists at Sheffield’...
Wednesday, 13 June 2018
Along with other local Members of Parliament Angela...
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Monday, 04 June 2018
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Thursday, 24 May 2018
Angela's latest article for the Farmers Guardian  With...
IMAGE Supporting a Nature Recovery Network
Wednesday, 02 May 2018
Angela recently attended an event hosted by The Wildlife... Read More...
Angela's address to the Twenty65 Conference
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
This conference has a seemingly straightforward theme. The...
IMAGE Angela offers support for designating largest marine reserve in the At...
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Angela has called upon the UK government to become a world... Read More...
Statement on the Douma Chemical Attack
Monday, 16 April 2018
The tragedy of the civil war in Syria cannot be fully... Read More...
IMAGE Angela calls for a new HMS Sheffield
Tuesday, 03 April 2018
Following her oral question to the Defense Minister in... Read More...
Wednesday, 14 March 2018
 Angela hosts animal welfare and veterinary...
Angela responds to the latest Barnsley Housing Proposals
Thursday, 08 March 2018
Local Penistone MP Angela Smith has today (08/03/2018)...
IMAGE UK Steel jobs under threat from the USA plan to increase import tariff...
Wednesday, 07 March 2018
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IMAGE MP lends support to Sheffield rare disease charity
Tuesday, 06 March 2018
A Chapeltown-based charity has gained the support of its... Read More...
IMAGE Angela gives her support to Dan Jarvis for Mayor of the Sheffield City...
Wednesday, 28 February 2018
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Monday, 19 February 2018
01 March 2018 Local Plan Team Barnsley Metropolitan Borough... Read More...
Angela stands up for the chemical industry
Friday, 09 February 2018
In a debate on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation...
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Friday, 09 February 2018
Over the last 70 years, the NHS has transformed the health... Read More...
Angela welcomes the Planning (Agent of Change) Bill to Parliament.
Friday, 12 January 2018
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Friday, 08 December 2017
More than 60 MPs and peers joined Cats Protection... Read More...
Thursday, 07 December 2017
Angela Smith MP highlights plight of smuggled puppies...
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Wednesday, 06 December 2017
Local school children collect prizes in local MPs Christmas... Read More...
Angela writes to the Chief Executive of Nat West
Wednesday, 06 December 2017
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Ministers offer assistance to help re-open Burncross Post Office
Wednesday, 01 November 2017
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Wednesday, 01 November 2017
A Sheffield mum has met with local MP Angela Smith to ask... Read More...
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Wednesday, 18 October 2017
This week the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) celebrated the... Read More...
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Tuesday, 26 September 2017
Sheffield is in Yorkshire Water’s top 10 hotspots and the... Read More...
Angela vents her anger in an open letter to the CO-OP
Tuesday, 26 September 2017
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IMAGE Angela signs pledge to Back British Farming
Monday, 18 September 2017
Angela has recognised the vital role that farmershave...
Angela's EU Withdrawal Bill Speech
Friday, 15 September 2017
The Bill represents not just a step along the way towards... Read More...
Angela seeks clarity on future transport infrastructure across the Pen...
Friday, 25 August 2017
Angela, who has campaigned for many years for better... Read More...
Angela writes to Chris Grayling asking for assurances on Sheffield to ...
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
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Monday, 24 July 2017
Agela has joined growing calls for tougher penalties for... Read More...
Monday, 24 July 2017
Angela has today written to Post Office services and the... Read More...
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Friday, 21 July 2017
Angela recently joined the Bank of England’s Chief...
Friday, 14 July 2017
Angela attended a Guide Dogs event at the House of Commons... Read More...

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