Iain Duncan Smith a British Conservative Party politician. Currently, he serves as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Previously, he served as the Leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Opposition. Smith was elected to Parliament in 1992 as the MP for Chingford.
He succeeded Hague as Conservative Leader in 2001, winning the leadership election partly on the support of Margaret Thatcher for his skeptic ideology in regard to the European Union. He is the first Roman Catholic to serve as a Conservative Leader. In 2010, “The Tablet” named him one of Britain’s most influential Catholics.