Robert Smith MP West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, Liberal Democrat


  • Tel 020 7219 5106

  • Fax 020 7219 4526

  • Email:

  • Constituency address

    Banchory Business Centre, Burn O'Bennie Road, Banchory AB31 5ZU United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
Robert Smith

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Liberal Democrat: Whip 1999-2001, Spokesperson for: Scotland 1999-2001, Trade and Industry 2005-06, Energy 2005-06, Deputy Chief Whip 2001-06, Deputy Shadow Leader of the House 2007-10; Whip 2008-10.
  • House of Commons Select Committees

    Energy and Climate Change; Joint Committee on Consolidation, &c, Bills.
  • Electoral history

    Contested (SDP/Liberal Alliance) Aberdeen North 1987 general election. Member for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine 1997-2005, for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine (revised boundary) since 5 May 2005 general election.
  • Political interests

    Energy, oil and gas industry, energy efficiency, fuel poverty, post offices, broadband provision, rural affairs, international development.
  • Countries of interest

    Afghanistan, Burma, China, Zimbabwe.
  • International bodies

    Member: IPU, CPA; Alternate Member, UK Delegation, Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly.

Election record for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Liberal Democrat 38.37%
Conservative 30.23%
Scottish National Party 15.66%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Smith, Robert Liberal Democrat 17,362 38.37
Johnstone, Alex Conservative 13,678 30.23
Robertson, Dennis Scottish National Party 7,086 15.66
Williams, Greg Labour 6,159 13.61
Raikes, Gary British National Party 513 1.14
Atkinson, Anthony UK Independence Party 397 0.88
Majority 3,684 votes
Electorate 66,110
Turnout (45,256) 68.46%

Registered interests

Registrable shareholdings: Glaxosmithkline; pharmaceuticals. Legal and General; life assurance. Rio Tinto; mineral extraction. Shell Transport and Trading; oil-integrated.

Land and Property: Farm and cottages in Aberdeenshire, from which rental income is received.

Overseas visits: 26-28 August 2008, to Stavanger, Norway to visit Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) conference and exhibition - joint visit by the British Offshore Oil & Gas Industry All Party Parliamentary Group at Westminster and the Oil & Gas Cross Party Group at Holyrood. Overseas flights, hotel accommodation, local transport and hospitality sponsored by Oil & Gas UK, Shell, Chevron, Statoil Hydro, Wood Group, Conoco Phillips, Exxon Mobil, the Norwegian Embassy and OLF. (Registered 11 September 2008) Name of donor: Total E&P UK Address of donor: 33 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PW Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £1,077 Destination of visit: Lacq, southwest France Date of visit: 16-17 July 2009 Purpose of visit: to visit Total's Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) demonstration plant in Lacq as a member of the British Offshore Oil and Gas Industry All Party Parliamentary Group. (Registered 20 July 2009)

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