Owen Smith was elected as Labour MP for Pontypridd on May 7th 2015 with 15554 votes, taking 41.1% of the vote.
Owen was brought up in Pontypridd and Barry, where he joined the Labour Party, aged 16.
After studying History and French at the University of Sussex, he started work at the BBC, as a TV and Radio Producer, in Wales and in London.
He left the BBC in 2002, returning to live in Pontypridd, and working as Special Advisor to the former Secretary of State for Wales, the Rt. Hon. Paul Murphy, MP.
He left the Northern Ireland Office in 2005 when he moved from Pontypridd to Surrey to work as a policy and communications advisor in the private sector. In 2006, he contested the Blaenau Gwent Parliamentary by-election for Labour.
Ed Miliband appointed him Shadow Secretary of State for Wales in May 2012.
He is marries to Liz and has three children.
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Date of Birth
2 May 1970
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