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
 
 
IMAGE Daily Telegraph Comment
Monday, 13 May 2019
Daily Telegraph Comment Jeremy Corbyn’s childish and irresponsible refusal to join Brexit talks with Theresa May, on the grounds that Chuka Ummuna... Read More...
IMAGE Labour and the Tories lost out in the elections because they offer little Brexit clarity
Monday, 13 May 2019
Labour and the Tories lost out in the elections because they offer little Brexit clarity Printed in the May edition of the Farmers Guardian The... Read More...
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Thursday, 18 April 2019
Politics is broken Published on the Politics home website 22nd April 2019 Angela's speech to Parliament can be found Here  Politics is... Read More...
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Wednesday, 17 April 2019
Brexit is sucking the life out of public policy Published in the April edition of the Farmers Guardian What is clear more than ever is people want... Read More...
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Monday, 20 May 2019
Statement why we have decided to leave Chuk and sit as Independents  We are all immensely proud of the team of Change UK candidates and... Read More...
Statement from the Office of Angela Smith MP
Monday, 20 May 2019
Angela's hip replacement Angela would like constituents to know that on Tuesday 14th May 2019 she will be entering hospital for a Hip replacement... Read More...
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Thursday, 20 December 2018
Christmas Comes Early!  Local school children collect prizes in local MPs Christmas Card Competition This Saturday (1st December) saw Ozzie... Read More...
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Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Angela named as one of the 10 people who made a mark on environmental policy in 2018 The ENDS report, the UK’s number 1 source of intelligence for... Read More...
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Agriculture Bill begins its journey through Prarliament

Published in the Farmers Guardian October 2018

Well finally the Agriculture Bill has begun its journey through Parliament.  This is a Bill which we have been promised will radically change the way in which farmers work the land in a post Brexit Britain.

It is unfortunate, therefore, that no one, including the Prime Minister herself, seems to have any idea what post Brexit Britain will look like.  European treaties are, of course, notoriously difficult to negotiate, but even so we are well beyond the eleventh hour and we are running   out of time to get a deal in place.  As many people predicted, it is the seemingly intractable problem thrown up by the need to avoid a border between Northern Ireland and the Republic that is preventing progress.   Avoiding the establishment of such a border requires the UK to stay in the customs union and the single market, an outcome loathed by hard line Brexiteers.   

Worryingly, the Government appears to be preparing seriously now for a no deal scenario and a disorderly fallout from the EU by the UK. Already work has started on turning the M26 into a lorry park; even with a deal, the predicted extra time required to process a lorry is a concern.  But without a deal the queues could be catastrophic, so much so that we hear of plans for the culling of livestock caught up in such a situation. 

In the latest set of notices published by Government we are starting to see just how catastrophic a no deal might be for the farming sector.  For example, bureaucracy and costs will increase in relation to exporting animal feed and breeding animals for export, key activities for the sector. 

In the case of animal feed exporters will be required to have a representative within the EU state they wish to export to. While some larger exporters may have branches already established abroad, for smaller companies this will mean extra costs.

For the equine sector; a no deal could be a disaster, with the UK being treated as a third party country.  This would necessitate Export Health Certificates to move equines, even on a temporary basis, to a EU country.  EU certification would also require additional action from vets to confirm absence of disease, not only requiring more planning from the owner but additional cost in the region of £200 to £500 per animal.  

The sad reality is that we are now approaching the sharp end of the Brexit process, with no sign of significant progress towards a deal.  The likelihood of a no deal is increasing by the day and the uncertainty is affecting many farmers on a daily basis.

I don’t believe anyone voted for this mess and what is becoming very clear is that there is democratic legitimacy in placing the final decision on Brexit in the hands of the British people.  Whether we have a deal or no deal at all, the outcome of two years of negotiation falls far short of what people believed they were voting for in July 2016.  On that basis, let’s support the People’s Vote.

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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.

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

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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. Together they look after my diary and casework.

In Lonodn I also emply a part-time member of staff who my assists Seniorr 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; 

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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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