Greg SmithMember of Parliament for Buckingham
The Conservative member for Buckingham Greg Smith comes from a successful background in print, design and marketing. He has long been interested in politics, and was elected to the Hammersmith and Fulham council for 12 years from 2006. Smith stood as a PPC in Hayes and Harlington in 2017, and won the first contested election for 14 years in Buckingham (John Bercow became speaker the year before the 2010 election). He has been a eurosceptic since his dismay at the Maastricht Treaty of 1992 and correspondingly, was an ardent campaigner for Britain to leave the European Union in 2016. Smith was the South East Regional Co-ordinator for Boris Johnson’s leadership campaign in 2019. He has expressed a determination to be an easily accessible local MP. Aside from this, he has spoken out strongly in opposition to HS2. In 2020, Smith was the butt of national press ridicule after his volunteer offer was rejected by a local volunteer organisation. This was due to Smith’s vote, along with the Conservative whip, against extending the free school meals policy into the holidays: the government later U-turned from their original controversial stance.
Official parliamentary photograph taken by Chris McAndrew, 2017, licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0