Baroness Smith of Basildon

Angela Smith

Angela Smith



Address as

Baroness Smith

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6273, 020 7219 5353


Electoral history

Contested Southend West 1987 general election. MP (Lab/Co-op) for Basildon 1997-2010. Contested South Basildon and East Thurrock 2010 general election

Parliamentary career

PPS to Paul Boateng as Minister of State, Home Office 1999-2001; Assistant Government Whip 2001-02; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State: Northern Ireland Office 2002-06, Department for Communities and Local Government 2006-07; PPS to Gordon Brown as Prime Minister 2007-09; Minister of State, Cabinet Office 2009-10

Lords career

Opposition Spokesperson for: Energy and Climate Change 2010-, Northern Ireland 2011-

Councils, public bodies

Essex County Council: Councillor 1989-97, Chief Whip 1993-96; Vice-President Local Government Association 2011-12

Political interests

Home affairs, animal welfare, international development, employment, third sector, fire service

Countries of interest

Cuba, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, USA

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baroness Smith of Basildon, of Basildon in the County of Essex 2010

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Adviser (public policy; current affairs), Vertex Data Science Ltd (business process outsourcing)

3: Clients

The advisory role with Vertex Data Science Ltd (see category 2) may include giving public affairs advice from time to time

7: Overseas visits

Visit to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, 26 May - 1 June 2011, with All Party British-Swiss and British-Liechtenstein Parliamentary Groups, to visit financial, political and business institutions; cost of travel, accommodation and subsistence met by Presence Switzerland, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, FDFA, and by Jeeves Group, Liechtenstein

8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

Visit with husband to Liner Hotel, Liverpool, 7-8 September 2011, to speak and present awards at Civil Nuclear Police Federation Conference; cost of travel and overnight accommodation paid for by Civil Nuclear Police Federation

10: Non-financial interests (d)

Vice Chair, Cuban Solidarity Campaign