Chloe Smith

British politician

Chloe Rebecca Smith (born 17 May 1982) is a British politician. She was Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from September 2022 to October 2022.

Chloe Smith

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Official portrait, 2020
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
In office
6 September 2022 – 25 October 2022
Prime MinisterLiz Truss
Preceded byThérèse Coffey
Succeeded byMel Stride
Minister of State for Disabled People, Work and Health
In office
16 September 2021 – 6 September 2022
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byJustin Tomlinson
Succeeded byClaire Coutinho
Minister of State for the Constitution and Devolution[a]
In office
9 January 2018 – 16 September 2021
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Boris Johnson
Preceded byChris Skidmore
Succeeded byNigel Adams
In office
4 September 2012 – 6 October 2013
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byMark Harper
Succeeded byGreg Clark
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
In office
14 June 2017 – 9 January 2018
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byKris Hopkins
Succeeded byShailesh Vara
Economic Secretary to the Treasury
In office
14 October 2011 – 4 September 2012
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byJustine Greening
Succeeded bySajid Javid
Member of Parliament
for Norwich North
Assumed office
23 July 2009
Preceded byIan Gibson
Majority4,738 (10.2%)
Personal details
Chloe Rebecca Smith

(1982-05-17) 17 May 1982 (age 41)
Ashford, Kent, England
Political partyConservative
Sandy McFadzean (m. 2013)
Alma materUniversity of York


Smith used to be the Secretary of State for Disabled People, Work and Health from 2021 to 2022. She is a member of the Conservative Party. She became the MP for Norwich North in 2009.

Smith was elected in a 2009 by-election. This was after the resignation of Labour Party MP Ian Gibson after the MPs' expenses scandal. Smith held a number of junior ministerial positions for two terms under David Cameron and Theresa May as Secretary of the Constitutional Assembly.

She held the latter role following Boris Johnson's victory in the 2019 Conservative Party leadership election. In February 2020, she was promoted to Minister of State during the second Johnson ministry.

In 2021, Smith was appointed by Johnson as Minister of State for the Department for Work and Pensions. After Johnson resigned in 2022, Smith backed Liz Truss for Conservative leadership. Truss later appointed her as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.


  1. Parliamentary Secretary (2012–13; 2018–20)