Sir Iain Duncan Smith

Sir Iain Duncan Smith

Member of Parliament for Chingford & Woodford Green, House of Commons

The Rt Hon Sir Iain Duncan Smith is the Conservative MP for Chingford and Woodford Green, and has been an MP continuously since 1992.

Between 1997 and 2001, he was Shadow Secretary of State for Social Security and then Shadow Secretary of State for Defence. From 2001 to 2003, he was leader of the Conservative Party. 

He took a lead role in the Vote Leave campaign ahead of the EU referendum on 23 June 2016, appearing many times in the media and public debates, and is now working alongside colleagues to ensure the Government achieves a smooth and rapid exit from the EU and forms a new relationship based on trade, continuing friendship and cooperation.

Before entering politics, he served in the Scots Guards from 1975 to 1982. During this time, he saw service in Northern Ireland and Rhodesia/ Zimbabwe. After leaving the army, he worked in industry, first with the GUC, then as a Director of a property company and subsequently as a Director at the publishing company Jane’s Information Group.




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