Angela Smith MP

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IMAGE Statement from Angela Smith 
Friday, 11 October 2019
Statement from Angela Smith  Liberal Democrat MP Angela Smith has announced that she will be contesting the seat of Altrincham and Sale West at the next General Election “I’m delighted to be standing as the Liberal Democrat candidate in Altrincham and Sale West at the next general election, whenever that comes. “It has been an honour to serve as the Member of Parliament for Penistone and Stocksbridge and before that Sheffield Hillsborough. Representing local people is a huge... Read More...

Angela's latest Parliamentary appearances

  • Preparations for Leaving the EU (8 Oct 2019)
    Angela Smith: The document makes it clear that environmental standards will be not only maintained but enhanced. Yesterday, a leaked DEFRA paper, written by civil servants, said that the Department for International Trade would push DEFRA to lower UK standards governing animal welfare and...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Borders: Northern Ireland (8 Oct 2019)
    Angela Smith: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the detailed planning assumptions of the Border Delivery Group for each month since January 2019.
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business (8 Oct 2019)
    Angela Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what impact assessment has been prepared by her Department (a) from 1 January 2018 to 23 July 2019 and (b) since 23 July 2019 after discussions at EU XTP and EU XTPO committees on business supply chains as...
  • Brexit Negotiations (3 Oct 2019)
    Angela Smith: This morning’s negative response from both the business community in Northern Ireland and the majority of the political parties there indicates that the Prime Minister has a great deal of work to do if he is to gain the consent of the people of Northern Ireland for his proposals....
  • Domestic Abuse Bill (2 Oct 2019)
    Angela Smith: I am pleased to follow the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton), who concentrated on and spoke eloquently about the impact of domestic abuse on children. I, too, want to concentrate on putting children first and will focus my remarks on how domestic abuse is...
  • Domestic Abuse Bill (2 Oct 2019)
    Angela Smith: I completely agree. Indeed, I was about to say exactly that. We need to extend the ban on cross-examination by perpetrators to the family courts, because the Bill does not do that at present, and, more than anything else, we need to change the culture of the family courts. Claire’s...
  • Irish Border: Customs Arrangements (1 Oct 2019)
    Angela Smith: The House is being asked to take it on trust that the Government have credible proposals for alternatives to the backstop, so let me put the Minister to the test in a slightly different way. Is he confident that this border that is not going to be a border will be fully developed and...
  • Compliance with the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 (26 Sep 2019)
    Angela Smith: Everyone understands that the Government are trying to get a deal—we know that and do not need to hear it again—but this House bears a responsibility to test the Government’s intentions in the event that on 19 October they fail to agree either a deal or no deal. Once again,...
  • Prime Minister's Update (25 Sep 2019)
    Angela Smith: In the event that the provisions of the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 are triggered because of a failure to bring a deal back to the House, will the Prime Minister commit to obeying not only the letter of that law, but its spirit as well?
  • Legal Advice: Prorogation (25 Sep 2019)
    Angela Smith: The question remains unanswered of who had sight of the legal advice before the decision was taken, so I ask the Attorney General once again: did the Cabinet and the Prime Minister’s chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, have sight of the legal advice?