Duncan Smith (Irish politician)

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Duncan Smith

Duncan Smith 2020.jpg
Smith in 2020
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2020
ConstituencyDublin Fingal
Personal details
Born (1983-05-17) 17 May 1983 (age 37)
Dublin, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partyLabour Party
Alma materDublin City University

Duncan Smith (born 17 May 1983) is an Irish Labour Party politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin Fingal constituency since the 2020 general election.[1]

Smith studied at Dublin City University, completing a bachelors degree in business studies and a masters degree in International Security and Conflict Resolution.[2] He is currently studying for a PhD in nuclear disarmament studies.[3]

He was a member of Fingal County Council from 2014 to 2020. Smith contested the 2019 Dublin Fingal by-election, receiving 3,821 first preference votes, but was not elected.[4] James Humphreys was co-opted to Smith's seat on Fingal County Council following his election to the Dáil. He was one of two TDs to nominate Alan Kelly for the position of Labour Party leader in the 2020 leadership election.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Duncan Smith". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Duncan Smith TD - Biography". The Labour Party.
  3. ^ Wall, Martin. "Election 2020: Duncan Smith (Labour)". Irish Times.
  4. ^ https://electionsireland.org/candidate.cfm?ID=10691
  5. ^ McNeice, Stephen. "Alan Kelly says he would 'relish' a contest for Labour leadership". Newstalk. Retrieved 27 February 2020.

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