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Ms Angela SMITH (United Kingdom, ALDE)


In the political groups

  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe from 30/09/2019 to 26/01/2020
  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 21/01/2019 to 29/09/2019
  • Women’s Group President: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 23/04/2018 to 29/09/2019
  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 22/01/2018 to 23/06/2018
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 01/08/2017 to 21/01/2018
  • Member: Socialist Group from 23/01/2017 to 31/07/2017

In the Assembly

  • from 24/11/2017 to 26/01/2020 Representative - United Kingdom
  • from 23/01/2017 to 23/11/2017 Substitute - United Kingdom

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 24/11/2017 to 29/09/2019)
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 23/01/2017 to 23/11/2017)
  • Member (Co-rapporteur on the Russian Federation): Sub-Committee on Conflicts concerning Council of Europe Member States (from 10/10/2018 to 29/09/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage (from 26/01/2017 to 23/11/2017)
  • Alternate of Lord George FOULKES (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 26/06/2017 to 23/11/2017)
  • Alternate of Ms Kerry MCCARTHY (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 26/01/2017 to 25/06/2017)
  • Alternate of Mr Ian MURRAY (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 23/01/2017 to 25/01/2017)


Last speeches

23/01/2019 | 10:28:50 These are very welcome reports. One reasserts the importance of free media to democracy and makes useful recommendations for practical progress in improving the status of the media in member States. The other argues, rightly, for a major role for independent public service broadcasters in combating what it refers to as “information disorder” and its growth online, especially on social media. There are problems across all member States. The worst attacks on free media are the murder of... 22/01/2019 | 11:28:41 I congratulate the rapporteur, my colleague Dame Cheryl GILLAN, who has done an excellent job on the report, along with her advisers. As others have mentioned, I hope that the Venice Commission will seriously take it into account. The report arose after questions were raised about the process and the fairness of the outcome of several referendums. I will use the Brexit referendum in my own country to illustrate why these are serious questions. It emerged in the British media only yesterday... 21/01/2019 | 18:34:05 I want to start by agreeing with my colleague, Sir Roger Gale, that the United Kingdom remains committed to its membership of the Council of Europe and to all its values. I reaffirm the points that Sir Roger made about the facts relating to Brexit. As things stand, we will leave on 29 March, the default option is leaving without a deal and it is a matter of law. It would take an Act of Parliament to alter that although revocation of Article 50 would stop the process. I would add a couple of...