Parliamentary Secretary (Minister for the Constitution)

Chloe Smith MP


Chloe Smith was appointed Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office on 9 January 2018.

She was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Assistant Government Whip for the House of Commons from 15 June 2017 to 8 January 2018.

She is the Conservative MP for Norwich North.


Chloe studied English at the University of York.

Political career

Chloe was elected MP for Norwich North in July 2009. She was appointed Economic Secretary to the Treasury in October 2011 and from September 2012 to October 2013 she served as Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office.

Career outside politics

Before entering Parliament, Chloe worked for international consultancy firm Deloitte, advising private businesses, government departments and public bodies.

Parliamentary Secretary (Minister for the Constitution)

Responsibilities include:

  • constitutional policy and democracy
  • propriety, ethics and transparency
  • knowledge management
  • UK Statistics Authority
  • Cabinet Office Parliamentary business
  • Cabinet Office domestic (including Cabinet Office HR, finance and security)
  • government communications
  • fraud, error, debt and grants
  • Public Bodies reform

Previous roles in government

  1. Assistant Government Whip

    • 2017 to 2018
  2. Minister of State for Northern Ireland

    • 2017 to 2018
  3. Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform

    • 2012 to 2013
  4. Economic Secretary to the Treasury

    • 2011 to 2012


  1. Ministerial Forum communiqué: 03 December 2018
  2. Next round of Voter ID pilots announced for 2019
  3. Ministerial Forum communiqué: 22 October 2018
  4. Government launches consultation to protect political debate
  5. Minister for the Constitution speech at European Commission: 15 Oct 2018
  6. UK Government launches first public sector counter fraud profession
  7. Harry Rich appointed Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists
  8. Ministerial Forum communiqué: 17 September 2018
  9. Government saves £300m in two years by preventing fraud and error
  10. 1,000 young people to be trained as Democracy Ambassadors