All articles by: Cat Smith

Cat About The House

Published: March 12, 2017
Written by Cat Smith

What do we need to have a strong democracy? Free and fair elections would be an essential component, but we also need the active participation of citizens in politics and …

Cat About The House

Published: February 11, 2017
Written by Cat Smith

I’m witnessing an outpouring of grief and confusion in my local Labour Party right now. Admittedly, most of this is happening on the constituency’s private page on social media, rather …

Cat About The House

Published: January 25, 2017
Written by Cat Smith

The Labour Party leads the polls among young voters aged 18 to 24. Tens of thousands of young people have become members since June’s referendum result and we can proudly …

Cat Smith: Cat About The House

Published: December 6, 2016
Written by Cat Smith

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement to the House of Commons on November 23 came in the context of failure, as a recent leaked Treasury document shows. Six years ago, the government …

Cat About The House

Published: November 4, 2016
Written by Cat Smith

Recently my local newspaper challenged me and my neighbouring Conservative MP to come up with some answers after a feature on council cuts which are being made in our area. …

Cat About The House

Published: October 10, 2016
Written by Cat Smith

When it comes to equality the Labour Party has been pioneering. We are the Party of the Equal Pay Act, the Sex Discrimination Act and the Race Relations Act. It …

Cat Smith – Cat About The House

Published: July 22, 2016
Written by Cat Smith

How does one begin to write a political commentary on the past month? My last column for Tribune was submitted days before the EU Referendum, so it would be an …

Cat About The House – Cat Smith

Published: July 1, 2016
Written by Cat Smith

The Labour Party’s values of equality, social justice and human rights must be championed at home and internationally. We take pride in our record in office and hold the current …

Cat about the House – Cat Smith

Published: May 29, 2016
Written by Cat Smith

The State Opening of Parliament and the Queen’s Speech was a spectacle, as ever. There’s the tradition, and then there are those who try and sabotage tradition.

Cat about the House – Cat Smith

Published: May 1, 2016
Written by Cat Smith

As I approach my first year anniversary serving as Member of Parliament for Lancaster and Fleetwood, I’m taking this opportunity to reflect on the events of the past 12 months.

Cat about the House – Cat Smith

Published: March 5, 2016
Written by Cat Smith

An issue which is filling my mailbag and email inbox has been about is the changes to women’s retirement ages which are coming in.

Cat Smith

Published: November 8, 2015
Written by Cat Smith

Tories seek to reverse our hard-won advances

Cat Smith

Published: October 11, 2015
Written by Cat Smith

It will be tough but a better world really is possible

Cat Smith

Published: September 13, 2015
Written by Cat Smith

Out of step Conservatives want to frack on regardless

Cat Smith

Published: July 25, 2015
Written by Cat Smith

We must oppose these callous Conservative cuts

Cat Smith

Published: July 2, 2015
Written by Cat Smith

In Lancashire, it is likely that the county council will make a decision on the planning applications to frack. At the time of writing, I do not know the outcome, …

Cat Smith

Published: February 9, 2015
Written by Cat Smith

A million voters missing – don’t play into Tory hands