Owen Smith

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Owen Smith, the Labour Party MP for Pontypridd since 2010, was appointed the shadow secretary of state for Wales in May 2012.[1]

In the 2015 general election, Smith was re-elected with a majority of 8,985. [2]

He now serves as the Shadow work and pensions secretary following Jeremy Corbyn's reshuffle in September 2015. [3]

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.[4]


  1. Pontypridd MP Owen Smith becomes shadow Welsh secretary, BBC News, 15 May 2012.
  2. Owen Smith Express, accessed 19 May 2015
  3. Who's who in Corbyn's Shadow Cabinet BBC News, Accessed 16 September 2015
  4. Labour List Dugher to manage Burnham’s leadership campaign, 16 May 2015, accessed 21 May 2015.