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Sir Dudley Gordon Smith (14 November 1926 – 14 December 2016) was a British Conservative politician.[1]

Sir Dudley Smith
Photo of Sir Dudley Gordon Smith
Born14 November 1926
Died14 December 2016
EducationChichester High School
Years active1959 - 1997
SuccessorJames Plaskitt
Political partyConservative


Early lifeEdit

Smith was educated at Chichester High School and became a journalist.

Political careerEdit

Smith was elected a councillor on Middlesex County Council in 1958, then the youngest councillor, and became chief whip of the majority party.

Smith contested Peckham in 1955. He was MP for Brentford and Chiswick from 1959 until he lost the seat at the 1966 general election to Michael Barnes, then won the Warwick and Leamington by-election of 1968. He lost that seat to James Plaskitt in the Labour landslide at the 1997 general election.

Smith served as a junior minister for the British Army and Employment during the Edward Heath government of 1970 to 1974.


  1. ^ Charles Roger Dod, Robert Phipps Dod (1997), Dod's parliamentary companion, 165, p. 823

Further readingEdit

  • Times Guide to the House of Commons 1997

External linksEdit

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Percy Lucas
Member of Parliament for Brentford and Chiswick
Succeeded by
Michael Barnes
Preceded by
John Hobson
Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington
Succeeded by
James Plaskitt