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Christopher Robert SMITH

Christopher Robert SMITH, British Member of Parliament.

Background

  • SMITH, Christopher Robert was born on July 24, 1951.

  • Education

    • George Watson’s College, Edinburgh. Pembroke College, Cambridge University, Bachelor of Arts, PhD. Harvard University, USA, (Kennedy Scholar).

    Career

    • President, Cambridge University Union, 1972. CUr., Islington London Borough Council, 1978-1983, Labour Chief Whip 1978-1979 and Chairman Housing Committee, 1981-1983. Co-opted member, Council for National Parks, 1980.

      Member of Parliament for Islington South and Finsbury, since 1983. Member. Commons Select Committee on the Environment, 1983-1987. Secretary. Tribune Group, 1984-1988, Chairman, 1988-1989.

      Chairman, Board of Tribune Newspaper, 1990-1992. Chairman, Labour Campaign for Criminal Justice, 89. Member, Exec, of National Council for Civil Liberties, 1986-1988.

      London Labour Whip, 1986-1987. Shadow Secretary of State for Environmental Protection. since 1992. Labour Spokesman on Treasury and Economic Affairs 1987-1992, since 1992.

      Member. Exec, of Fabian Society, since 1989. The Housing Corporation 1976-1977. Shaftsbury Society Housing Association, 1977-1980.

      Society for Co-operative Dwellings, 198083. Member. Board of Shelter, 1986-1992.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Labour Party

    Religion

    Church of Scotland.

    Personality

    Interests

    Literature; mountaineering.

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    Born July 24, 1951
    (age 66)
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