Angela Smith MP

Penistone & Stocksbridge

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Welcome to my website, where you will find my latest news, brief biography, details of how to contact me 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
 
 
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Wednesday, 31 July 2019
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Monday, 13 May 2019
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Friday, 19 July 2019
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Friday, 19 July 2019
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Tuesday, 09 July 2019
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All about Angela

Angela was born in 1961 and spent her early years in Grimsby, her father being a Printer and former Fisherman. Her Grandfather was a former Mayor of the Town, and she is the eldest of 4 children. she attended Toll Bar Secondary School, which is located just outside Grimsby.

After studying at night school for her A Levels, she attended Nottingham University where she gained a 1st in English. She further spent time in Cambridge working towards a PhD, although she moved to Sheffield before completing her studies.

In Sheffield, she became a lecturer at Dearne Valley College teaching English to post 16-year-olds until leaving in 2003.

A member of the Labour Party since the age of 16, her first experience of politics was helping out in the General Election of 1979. Whilst at Cambridge she stood twice for election as a councillor, being unsuccessful on both occasions.

In the mid-1990’s she moved to Sheffield and again stood for Council taking Broomhill ward from the Conservatives. In 1998 she became Chair of Finance guiding the city through some very difficult years.

When Labour lost control of the city in 1999 she became the opposition spokesperson for Education, taking over as Cabinet Member for Education when Labour regained power in 2002. Under her leadership Sheffield became regarded as one of the leading Educational authorities in the country, piloting many government initiatives.

At the 2005 general election, she won the Sheffield Hillsborough parliamentary seat. From 2005 until 2008 she was the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Yvette Cooper at the Department of Communities and Local Government and the Treasury. In 2009 she joined the select committee for Transport. At the 2010 election, she was re-elected to Parliament as the member for the new constituency of Penistone & Stocksbridge.

After a spell as an opposition Whip, Angela was promoted to the front bench as the Shadow Deputy Leader of the House in October 2010. From April 2014 to September 2015, Angela was a Shadow Minister in Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. In February 2019 Angela left the Labour Party to sit as an Independent MP.

She married her partner in November 2005 and they live in the north of Sheffield.

In her spare her time she likes nothing better than either taking to the hills of the Peak District with friends or watching her favourite football team Sheffield Wednesday on a Saturday afternoon.

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Friday, 19 July 2019
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Monday, 13 May 2019
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Wednesday, 06 February 2019
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Wednesday, 21 November 2018
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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.

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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.

More details here

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 assisted by a further part-time member. Together they look after my diary and casework.

In London, I also employ a part-time member of staff who my assists Senior Researcher/Chief of Staff who works in both my London Office and the constituency. 

Meet the team 

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

Email officeofangelasmithmp@parliament.uk 

Or you can contact Angela through this website by going below; 

Write to me 

 

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. Click below for more details.

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If you would like to see Angela personally, or if there is an issue you want to talk to me about, you can arrange to meet her.

Alternatively we can, if you want deal with concern online. For more details go here   

Angela holds regular advice surgeries in throughout the constituency of Penistone & Stocksbridge and at different times and at  locations:

To see Angela at one of her surgeries please call the constituency office on 0114 2831855 to request an appoinment.

We will request the details of your problem before the surgery and then make an appointment for you to see Angela .

You can also write to Angela at the House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA or use the contact form on this website to get in touch

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