Chloe Smith
MP for Norwich North

News

Reporting Back: Ending Female Genital Mutilation

  I am really glad to hear the news announced today by the International Development Secretary that the UK will provide up to £50 million in UK aid to help put an end to female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2030. The funding - the largest single investment in FGM in the world ever - will...

100 Years of the Qualification of Women Act

  This week saw the 100 year anniversary of women being allowed to stand for Parliament; and it is an exciting moment to celebrate. It means a huge amount to me, because 100 years ago, I couldn’t have stood for Parliament, or do what I do. I’m incredibly proud to serve my comm...

Reporting Back: Stamp Duty Cut

New statistics released yesterday, show that the Government’s cut to stamp duty a year ago has benefited over 180,000 households, helping more people to achieve the dream of home ownership. The Government is giving practical help to first-time buyers, reducing the burden that they face i...

Reporting Back: Supporting Marginalised Women

Yesterday, Minister for Women and Equalities, Penny Mordaunt, announced a £600,000 fund to help women who are especially vulnerable to return to work when they are ready, in a shift in focus to help women who are economically inactive, in low paid and low skilled jobs, on legacy benefits and t...

Reporting Back: Payday Loans

A number of constituents recently contacted me as part of a campaign to raise their concerns about payday lending. I promised that I would write to the Treasury to ensure my constituents got their views heard. I have since heard back from the Economic Secretary to the Treasury and I wanted to share ...

Brexit Blog: Provisional Terms of the Draft Withdrawal Agreement

On Wednesday, you may have seen the Government has agreed the provisional terms of the draft Withdrawal Agreement, an agreement which will facilitate our smooth and orderly exit from the EU. In addition to this, the Government has also agreed the broad foundations for the terms of our future relatio...

Defence Secretary launches the first UK-wide Veterans Strategy

Today the Defence Secretary is launching the first UK-wide Veterans Strategy, helping support those who served, as well as their families, in every aspect of their lives once they have hung up their uniform.   https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/strategy-for-our-veterans  

Chloe Smith MP supports Leeway’s White Ribbon Window Campaign

  Chloe Smith, Member of Parliament for Norwich North is supporting a campaign run by Leeway Domestic Violence and Abuse Services aimed at highlighting and tackling Domestic Abuse. The White Ribbon Window Campaign is being run in partnership with Norwich City Council and is being launched...

A Brexit for Business

The Government’s balanced approach to the public finances has meant that the deficit has fallen by 80% since 2010, borrowing has fallen to its lowest level since 2001 and debt has started its first sustained fall in a generation. Employment has risen over the last year, breaking records repeat...

The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy

 It was a pleasure to take part in a ceremony on Saturday, with Cllr John Fisher, Mayor of Thorpe St Andrew, where we planted 5 trees as part on the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy Project. I am one of over 500 other MPs who are supporting The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC), ...

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