Chloe Smith gets things done for Norwich North. With ten years of experience as your MP, she’s an effective, energetic campaigner for the city that you can rely on.
She’s won billions of pounds of investment for Norwich like new trains, new roads, new surgeries and hospital upgrades. She is founder of a project that’s got over 2000 of Norwich young people into work.
And she listens. Chloe’s helped thousands more people in Norwich North with individual issues.
Chloe’s a mum of two, committed to her family as well as her community.
Now Chloe wants to do even more to secure a better future for Norwich, because people have given her a renewed mandate to deliver on her priorities for Norwich North:
In the 2019 General Election, Chloe achieve more votes than ever before, as well as the highest vote share of any Conservative candidate in Norwich North since 1951! This was an incredible achievement gave Chloe a renewed and strengthened mandate to serve our fine city and surrounding areas.
Chloe has continued to work hard for the people of Norwich North since being elected as their MP in 2009. She has worked hard to tackle Norwich’s problems and takes Norwich North’s needs to the heart of Westminster. Her vote in Parliament has supported improvements in the British economy – debts down, employment up, lower tax for the lowest earners – which have helped thousands back at home in Norwich.
Chloe's been one of the youngest MPs in the country, with lots of energy, who's known for getting things done. Her work locally is unlike any other MP: she has built a project which has directly helped bring down youth unemployment in the city faster than elsewhere in the country. You can find more about ‘Norwich for Jobs’ and her other prominent local campaigns here.
When first elected, Chloe set out a contract with the voters of Norwich North, showing what she would do and what kind of MP she would be. She has kept those promises.
Chloe grew up in Norfolk, she went to two comprehensive schools in West Norfolk, followed by York University where she studied English. Before being elected to Parliament, Chloe worked for Deloitte, a leading international firm which advises private businesses, government departments and public bodies.
During her time as an MP she has served as Minister for the Constitution under three different Prime Ministers. She has also been a Treasury Minister, where her focus included oil and gas fiscal policy and a range of other taxes. Whilst serving as a back-bench MP, her Parliamentary work included scrutiny of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and two Childcare bills which will provide help to millions of families.
She was awarded both “Youth Friendly MP 2014” and “Grassroots Diplomat Initiative - Business Driver 2014”. She has chaired the All Party Parliamentary Group for Youth Employment, chaired the National Youth Agency’s Commission into Young People & Enterprise (2014-15) and was a commissioner on the Industry and Parliament Trust’s Youth Skills Commission (2014-15). She has played a key role in the All Party Parliamentary Group for Democratic Participation.
Chloe also takes a keen interest in transport, having been elected to the Commons Transport Select Committee. She has chaired the All Party Parliamentary Group for Air Ambulances, and served as Chair of Trustees of the Air Ambulance Association (Charity). She co-chaired the Great Eastern Mainline Rail Taskforce (2013-2017), which has now secured £1bn of investment for East Anglia. She’s particularly proud that this work has brought about the new trains which constituents are using now – which in turn will bring thousands of jobs to Norwich.
Chloe has worked internationally too, representing Britain through the Inter-Parliamentary Union and training overseas sister parties in Africa and Eastern Europe through the Westminster Foundation for Democracy. With the UN and other agencies, she has assisted new MPs in Burma in developing their Parliament.
She is an active charity volunteer, having attempted to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in 2006 for the British Heart Foundation and Leukaemia Research and having completed fundraising challenges for local charities such as John Grooms Court. She is a trustee or patron of a range of local organisations, with lots of experience. Chloe is a member of the Wensum Academy Trust and has been chair of governors for a constituency primary school too. She sits on the advisory board of national social mobility charity Future First, and is currently working both nationally and locally to lead improvements for the life chances of the poorest children in Norwich.
She is married to Sandy and they are juggling their jobs with all the thrills and spills of their toddler son and baby daughter. If there's any spare time left for hobbies she loves cycling and the arts!