Rt. Hon Jacqui Smith, Labour Women's Network Committee
Jacqui was the MP for Redditch between 1997 and 2010 and from 1999 she served as a Minister in the Education, Health, Industry and Equality portfolios and in the Cabinet as Chief Whip and the UK’s first female Home Secretary from 2007-9.
She is currently Chair of University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Sandwell Children’s Trust. She chairs the Jo Cox Foundation and a charity she founded with Marcia Shakespeare, the Precious Trust. She is a Trustee of the Kings Fund and sits on the Advisory Board for the Children’s Commissioner of England.
She also works in the Middle East on political development and is a media commentator with a regular slot on Good Morning Britain and through her weekly podcast – For the Many. Jacqui is a competitor on the 2020 series of Strictly!
Jacqui was re-elected to LWN Committee in 2019 and is part of LWN training team.