In the 2015 general election, Smith was re-elected with a majority of 8,985. 
Labour leadership 2015
Smith is involved in Andy Burnham's campaign to be the Labour Party leader, he will be looking at questions around the future of the UK. Also involved is Michael Dugher, Luciana Berger and Lord Falconer.
- Pontypridd MP Owen Smith becomes shadow Welsh secretary, BBC News, 15 May 2012.
- Owen Smith Express, accessed 19 May 2015
- Who's who in Corbyn's Shadow Cabinet BBC News, Accessed 16 September 2015
- Labour List Dugher to manage Burnham’s leadership campaign, 16 May 2015, accessed 21 May 2015.