Andrew Smith BA FCA

Date and place of birth: 23 April 1949 at Burwell, Cambridgeshire
Age: 60, married
Professional and academic qualifications: BA (Hons) Economics & Statistics, FCA (Chartered Accountant)

Employment: During my career I have had responsibility for Finance, IT, legal, HR, property and litigation management and travelled to clients in North and South America and in Europe.

1967 to 1970 student at Exeter University, worked on small family farm in holidays
1970 to 1974 Trainee, Price Waterhouse Chartered Accountants London
1974 to 1977 Head Office Accountant for a public listed commodity trading company
1977 to date Finance Director at various
Lloyd’s brokers

All roles were on a voluntary unpaid basis. I have campaigned in substantially all General and EU elections and most local elections since 1964 running ward or constituency campaigns, delivering leaflets and door-to-door canvassing. Spoke at public hustings 2001, 2005 and 2009 and visits to schools 2009 to date.

Conservative Party 1964 until the day the Maastricht Treaty was passed by the John Major parliament in 1992.

UKIP member since 1999. Currently: Epping Forest Chairman, Eastern Counties Committee; National Party Treasurer 2004 to 2006; Secretary of UKIP Limited 2004 to 2007, 2008 to 2009; Finance Committee 2004 to date. NEC member 2007 to 2008.

UKIP candidate General Election 2001, 2005 and 2010; Local Council 2007, 2008, 2009. MEP candidate Eastern Counties 2009.