#ElectionJa – Meet Your MP: Derrick Smith

Opposition Spokesman on National Security and Leader of Opposition business in the House, Derrick Smith, is the Member of Parliament for the St Andrew North Western constituency. Here are some more facts about him:

  1. Derrick Charles Smith was born November 27, 1943 in Kingston, the son of Charles Smith and Isobel Burke-Smith.
  2. He was educated at Calabar High School, and the College of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST), now the University of Technology (UTech).
  3. In 2005, he was conferred with an Order of Distinction, Commander Class, for his more than 20 years of service to representational politics.
  4. Smith is the longest serving Deputy Leader in the Jamaica Labour Party.
  5. Prior to becoming the MP for St Andrew North Western, he was MP for West Central Kingston between 1983 and 1989.
  6. He is a past president of The West Indies Jaycees, the Jaycees of Jamaica, and the St Andrew Jaycees.