Angela Evans Smith


Angela Evans Smith

Infobox MP
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constituency_MP = Basildon
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majority = 3,142 (7.3%)
predecessor = David Amess
successor = Incumbent
term_start = 1 May 1997
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birth_date = Birth date and age|1959|01|7|df=yes
birth_place = London
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nationality = British
spouse = Nigel Smith
party = Labour Co-operative
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alma_mater = Leicester Polytechnic
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Angela Evans Smith (born 7 January 1959, London) is a politician in the United Kingdom. She is Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for Basildon.

Early life

She attended Pitsea Junior School and Chalvedon Comprehensive (now called Chalvedon School) on Wickford Avenue in Basildon. At Leicester Polytechnic, she studied Public Administration, gaining a BA. In 1978, she married Nigel Smith, who has written a number of books for key stage 3 and key stage 4 history.

From 1982–83, Smith was a trainee accountant with the London Borough of Newham. She then worked for the League Against Cruel Sports from 1983–95, becoming the head of Political and Public Relations. She was a political researcher from 1995–97.

Smith was a county councillor from 1989 and member of the fire authority of the county of Essex. [ [http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/pages/index.asp?area=4&id=55 Essex Fire and Rescue Service Website, New Fire Minister in Basildon] , Accessed 9 October 2006]

Parliamentary career

Smith was elected for the seat of Basildon at the 1997 general election, replacing the Conservative MP David Amess, who had moved to fight the seat of Southend West.

In December 1997 Smith introduced the private member's bill to minimise waste generation, and was successful in negotiating its passage through Parliament to become the [http://www.opsi.gov.uk/Acts/acts1998/ukpga_19980044_en_1 Waste Minimisation Act 1998] .

Smith was appointed a government whip in 1999, before being promoted to Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in October 2002. In 2006 she was moved to the Department for Communities and Local Government, with responsibility for the fire service.

On 28 June 2007 she was appointed as a Parliamentary Private Secretary to the new Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and is entitled to attend Cabinet meetings.

References

External links

* [http://www.mpangelasmith.org Angela Smith MP official website]
* [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/person/0,9290,-4828,00.html Guardian Unlimited Politics - Ask Aristotle: Angela Smith MP]
* [http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/angela_smith/basildon TheyWorkForYou.com - Angela Smith MP]
* [http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?mpn=Angela_Smith&mpc=Basildon The Public Whip - Voting Record - Angela Smith MP]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/mpdb/html/30.stm BBC News - Politics - Angela Smith MP]


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