Jacqueline Jill "Jacqui" Smith (born 3 November 1962) is an English politician. She was the first female Home Secretary of the United Kingdom. She was born in Malvern, Worcestershire. She was the Member of Parliament for the Redditch constituency. She was first elected in the 1997 general election. She lost her seat at the 2010 General Election.
28 June 2007 – 5 June 2009
|Prime Minister||Gordon Brown|
|Preceded by||John Reid|
|Succeeded by||Alan Johnson|
|Chief Whip of the House of Commons|
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
5 May 2006 – 28 June 2007
|Prime Minister||Tony Blair|
|Preceded by||Hilary Armstrong|
|Succeeded by||Geoff Hoon|
|Member of Parliament|
1 May 1997 – 6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Constituency Created|
|Succeeded by||Karen Lumley|
|Born||3 November 1962|
Malvern, Worcestershire, England
|Alma mater||Hertford College, Oxford|
She is a member of the Labour Party.
Smith married Richard Timney (born 1963 in Ealing, London) in October 1987 in Malvern, Worcestershire. They have two sons.
In December 2008, it was discovered that Timney wrote a series of letters praising the work of Smith. These letters were sent to newspapers. He did not say that he was her husband and managing her constituency office.
In June 2008 the Independent newspaper reported that she was a season-ticket holder at Aston Villa Football Club.
- ↑ "Former home secretary Jacqui Smith loses seat to Tories". BBC News. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
- ↑ Walters, Simon (21 December 2008). "Dear Mr Editor, That Jacqui Smith is doing a fabulous job, her HUSBAND writes to newspaper". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
- ↑ "profile in The Independent, 7 June 2008". Independent.co.uk. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2017.