Knowledge Identifier: +Jacqui_Smith
Born in 1962.
Countries: United Kingdom (87%), (5%), United States (3%)
Main connections: Home Secretary, Worcestershire, Department for Education and Skills (United Kingdom)
Linked to: Home Secretary, House of Commons of the United Kingdom, Conservative Party, Hertford College, Oxford
Smith married Richard Timney in October 1987 in Malvern, Worcestershire, and they have two sons
Smith entered the Government in July 1999 as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Education and Employment, working with the Minister for School Standards Estelle Morris
She became a Minister of State at the Department of Health following the 2001 general election
Her parents were teachers, and both Labour councillors; although her mother briefly joined the SDP. Her local MP, Conservative backbencher Sir Michael Spicer, recalled in Parliament in 2003 how he had first met her when he was addressing the sixth form at The Chase School, where Smith's mother was a teacher
On 19 July 2007 Smith admitted to smoking cannabis a few times in Oxford in the 1980s
Andrew Gwynne - Between July 2007 and June 2009, he served as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Home Secretary, the Rt Hon Jacqui Smith MP. In June 2009 he became Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, the Rt Hon Ed Balls MP.
Geert Wilders - After being declared "persona non grata" by Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, in February 2009, Wilders appealed the decision to Britain's Asylum and Immigration Tribunal
Teresa May - On 12 May 2010, when May was appointed Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equality by Prime Minister David Cameron as part of his first Cabinet, she became the fourth woman to hold one of the British Great Offices of State, after Margaret Thatcher , Margaret Beckett and Jacqui Smith
Since March 2012, she has co-hosted a weekly show on talk radio station LBC 97,3 alongside former Conservative cabinet minister David Mellor - she took over from Ken Livingstone after he left to contest the London Mayoral Race of 2012