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Smith, Nicholas Desmond John locked

Born Cardiff 14 Jan. 1960; s of William Thomas Smith and Alma Anne Smith; m (marr. diss.); two d; m 2014, Jennifer Chapman , qv

MP (Lab) Blaenau Gwent, since 2010


Coventry Univ. (BA Hist., Pols and Internat. Relns 1981); Birkbeck Coll., London (MSc Econ. and Social Change 1991)


Constituency Organiser to Frank Dobson, MP, 1989–91; Organiser, Wales Labour Party, 1991–93; Hd, Membership Develt, Labour Party, 1993–98; consultant on internat. campaigning, 1998–2000; Campaign Manager, Public Policy, NSPCC, 2000–04; Sec. Gen., Eur. Parly Labour Party, 2005–06; Dir, Policy and Partnerships, Royal Coll. of Speech and Lang. Therapists, 2006–10. PPS to Shadow Work and Pensions Sec., 2010–11, to Shadow Foreign Sec., 2011–15; Shadow Minister for Food, Farming and Rural Affairs, 2015–16; an Opposition Whip, 2016–. Mem., Public Accounts Cttee, 2010–15. Member: Aneurin Bevan Soc.; Fabian Soc. FRGS


hiking, running, reading, Scrabble


House of Commons SW1A 0AA

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