Ruth Lauren Smeeth

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Ruth Smeeth was selected as the Labour Party PPC for safe seat of Stoke-on-Trent North on 5 April 2014.[1] Smeeth was elected in May 2015 with a majority of 4,836. [2]

Previously she worked for Sodexho, before joining the pro-Isreal lobby group BICOM in August/September 2005 as its Director of Public Affairs. She left in early 2007[3] and by Nov 2007 she was working at Nestle[4].

She stood for election unsuccessfully as a Labour candidate in Burton, West Midlands[5][6] and then worked for the anti-fascist group Hope Not Hate.[7]





  1. Laura James, Ruth Smeeth to replace Joan Walley as Labour Parliamentary candidate 5 April 2014, accessed 11 April 2014
  2. Ruth Smeeth Express, accessed 19 May 2015
  3. Leon Symons, ‘Israel research centre faces staff exodus’, Jewish Chronicle, 20 April 2007, p.8.
  4. Labour chooses election fighter, Uttoxeter Advertiser, accessed 20 August 2012
  5. Ruth Smeeth for Labour NEC,, accessed 21 August 2012
  6. Election 2010: Burton constituency, BBC News Online, accessed 21 August 2012
  7. Ruth Smeeth profile, LinkedIn, accessed 21 August 2012
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Register of interests of members' secretaries and research assistants, 23 March 2016,, accessed 25 April 2016
  9. Dods people, 'Arrivals, moves and departures', Civil Service World, accessed 3 November 2015