|Member of the European Parliament
10 June 2004
|Preceded by||Neil MacCormick|
15 September 1973 |
|Political party||Scottish National Party|
|Alma mater||Leeds University|
Early life and career
He graduated from Nottingham Law School (a department of Nottingham Trent University) in 1996, and gained a Master's degree in European Studies from the College of Europe in Natolin (class of 1994-1995). He also for one year taught English in India and worked with Scotland Europa  in Brussels.
Smith later moved to London where he qualified as a lawyer with commercial law firm Clifford Chance.
Prior to his election he worked on the SNP staff in Holyrood.
He is Scotland's youngest MEP and is Honorary President of both the youth wings of the SNP, the Young Scots for Independence and the Federation of Student Nationalists, as well as a member of the SNP's National Executive Committee.
In the European Parliament, he is a full member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development and won the coveted Scottish Farmer Magazine award for "Outstanding Contribution to Scottish Agriculture" at the Highland Show in 2009. He is an alternate member of the Education and Culture Committee in addition to the Constitutional Affairs Committee. He is a full member of the Delegation for relations with the Arabian Peninsula, and also sits as alternate member on the Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Switzerland, Iceland and Norway.
- Ian Hudghton MEP (SNP)