Jacqui Smith, full name Jacqueline Jill Smith, is a Labour politician, an ex Member of Parliament, and the first female Home Secretary.
In fact, she is the third woman after Margaret Thatcher, who was Prime Minister of the UK from 1979 to 1990, and Margaret Beckett, who was Foreign Secretary of the UK from 2006 to 2007, to hold one of the Great Offices of State.
Jacqui made it into breaking news after it was announced that she would be partnering up with the professional dancer Anton Du Beke to compete in the 18th season of BBC’s dance contest, Strictly Come Dancing.
In the article below, laid out in a wiki-style format, learn more about Jacqui’s life. From her general wikis to net worth and personal life–this article covers everything about Jacqui.
Biography — Age, Birthday, Zodiac
British politician Jacqui Smith was born in 1962, thus her age, as of October 2020, was 57. Furthermore, ever since her birth, she’s been celebrating her birthday on the 3rd of November. Going by her birth date, Jacqui’s zodiac sign is Scorpio.
Jacqui Smith Mother, Father, Siblings
Jacqui was born and raised by her parents in Malvern, Worcestershire. She studied at Dyson Perrins High School in her hometown.
Jacqui Smith’s mom was a teacher at The Chase School. Although Jacqui’s mother joined the Social Democratic Party for a brief period of time, Jacqui’s father and mother primarily were Labour councilors.
Jacqui studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Hertford College, Oxford.
She also has a sister as her only sibling. Her name is Sara.
Jacqui Smith Height, Weight, Distinct Features
To talk about former MP’s physical attributes, Jacqui Smith stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches. Furthermore, she weighs under 62 kilograms. Any distinct features about Jacqui are not available on the Internet yet.
Social Media Reach: IG, Twitter, Facebook
Jacqui Smith has a huge social media reach. She is only available on Twitter. On her eponymous Twitter handle, she boasted about 29.9 thousand followers as of Oct 2020.
There is no word yet about when Jacqui will join IG and Facebook.
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Jacqui Smith Net Worth, Resignation, Job
Upon completion of her formal education, she began teaching Economics at Arrow Vale High School. She worked there for two years, from 1986 to 1988.
Jacqui also taught Economics at Worcester Sixth Form College before moving on to become the Head of Economics at Haybridge High School.
Jacqui’s journey to MP started in 1992. However, she failed to be elected as an MP for Mid Worcestershire. In the 1997 general election, however, she was selected as one of the Labour candidates for Redditch through all all-women shortlist. Jacqui eventually won the seat.
Jacqui was also re-elected as a Member of Parliament in the years 2001 and 2005. Upon the completion of the 2005 general election, Jacqui was appointed as the Minister of State for Schools and Learning in the Department for Education and Skills. She ran the office from May 6, 2005, to May 5, 2006.
Jacqui was appointed as a Home Secretary on June 28, 2007. She performed her duties for the post until June 5, 2009.
She also ran the Ministry of State for Industry and the Regions from June 13, 2003, to May 6, 2005, and the Ministry of State for Health from June 11, 2001, to June 13, 2003.
On June 5, 2009, Jacqui had to resign as Home Secretary after she was proven to be involved in the UK parliamentary expenses scandal by Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
As per the reports, Jacqui had designated her sister’s house in London as her main resigned to claim the allowance, which was estimated to be over £116,000, for her second home in Redditch.
Following the involvement of a high-profile politician as Jacqui herself in the United Kingdom parliamentary expenses scandal, Jacqui lost her seat as MP of Redditch in the 2010 general election.
Since then, Jacqui has never actively got involved in politics. She remains a political pundit and hosts some shows here and there.
Reportedly, Jacqui Smith’s net worth is $1.5 million.
Jacqui Smith Husband, Kids, Divorce
Jacqui Smith and her ex-husband Richard Timney got married in October 1987.
Though the story of how they met each other, for how long they dated each other before marrying, is not available on the Internet, Jacqui and her husband might have clicked because of their similar political beliefs.
After the pair got married, Jacqui even employed Richard as a Parliamentary aide.
During the expenses scandal, it was reported that Jacqui had claimed expenses for telecommunication bills that compromised two pornographic films. After intensive investigation, it was learned that it was Jacqui’s husband Richard who entered parliamentary expenses claims for those two pornographic films.
This incident produced aberrations in Jacqui and Richard’s relationship. The reports, later, also revealed that Richard had received a “real ear-bashing” for his deed.
In January 2020, when everyone had assumed the bruises in their relationship was healed, Jacqui divorced her husband all of a sudden and ended a 33-years-long relationship.
The pair had two kids together, both sons. Their names are James and Michael.
Who Is Jacqui Smith Boyfriend?
It seems like Jacqui has quickly moved on from the divorce from her husband. If the surfaced reports are true, she is already seeing someone. Jacqui revealed that her boyfriend bought her a vibrating foot spa.
It is possible that Jacqui Smith met her boyfriend through online dating apps. Talking to the Guardian, she told,
“I don’t like to be a dinosaur so, yes, I did do some online dating and met some very lovely people.”
Last modified: October 24, 2020