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member of parliament

Christopher Robert SMITH, British Member of Parliament.


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


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


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.


Church of Scotland.


  • Other Interests

    Literature; mountaineering.