On Friday 24th July 2009, Chloe won the Norwich North by-election with a majority of 7,348.
Chloe was born in 1982 in Kent and her family moved to Norfolk when she was three. Two other generations of the Smith family live in West Norfolk and have started and loved managing small businesses. Teaching also runs in the family.
Chloe attended primary and secondary school in Norfolk and read English Literature at York University.
Chloe has been an active volunteer since she was a youngster. When she was sixteen, Chloe set up a Youth Forum for Norfolk. Chloe has always strongly believed that people are enterprising, responsible and imaginative, and she makes a point of supporting schemes which help people train, network and learn from others. Recently, Chloe set up a mentoring scheme to help get more women into politics. She has also been a member of the TimeTogether scheme which helps refugees in the UK find their feet and contribute to British life.
She is an active charity volunteer, having set out to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in 2006 for the British Heart Foundation and Leukaemia Research and having completed fundraising challenges for Norwich charities such as Liveability John Grooms Court. She is Patron of YMCA Norfolk and the Inspire Hands-On Science Centre in Norwich, as well as Honorary Vice President of the Norfolk and Norwich Novi Sad Association. She is a school governor of a primary school in the city.
Chloe formerly worked for a leading international firm which advises private businesses, government departments and public bodies.
In May 2010, Chloe became an Assistant Government Whip.
In October 2011, Chloe was appointed Economic Secretary to the Treasury, a post she held until September 2012, when she was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet Office.
Campaigning in Norwich North
Chloe is proud to have been Norwich North's new MP since last July's by-election. As a new MP, she brought enthusiasm and energy to the role and has the ideas and commitment to carry on serving you. She has spoken out in Westminster on matters including transport, business, education, social care and support for Territorial Army troops. She works tirelessly for local people at home and is pushing for better roads and rail, decent local services and much more.
Chloe's key campaign pledges are to:
Continue serving you in Norwich and Westminster as your hardworking local MP
Help families and businesses in Norwich North through the recession
Carry on standing up for services in Norwich North including roads and rail, housing, health facilities, schools and colleges, police on the streets and help for the elderly
Remain approachable and accountable if re-elected as your local MP.
A Norfolk girl, Chloe lives in Norwich and enjoys cycling and playing badminton at a city club in her spare time. Chloe passionately enjoys the arts.