ENG -Alexander Lockwood Smith (born 13 November 1948) is a New Zealand politician, the 28th and current Speaker of the House of Representatives. Smith is a member of the New Zealand National Party, who has served as a Member of Parliament (MP) since 1984. He represented first the Kaipara electorate and then Rodney, and has held a number of Cabinet positions, including Minister of Education, Minister of Agriculture, Minister for International Trade, and Associate Minister of Finance. On 4 July 2009, he married long-term girlfriend Alexandra Lang in the Legislative Council Chamber of Parliament.
Minister in the Fourth National GovernmentSmith served as Minister of Education from 1990 until 1996 in the Fourth National Government of New Zealand. During this period he implemented a number of ...
Lockwood Smith, Speaker of the House, with his new wife Alexandra at Parliament yesterday. Photo / Getty Images
Lockwood Smith and his new wife Alexandra are surrounded by wedding guests. Photo / Getty Images
Lockwood Smith and his new wife Alexandra, a high school counsellor. Photo / Getty Images
Prime Minister John Key congratulates Alexandra Smith on her marriage to Speaker of the House, Lockwood Smith. Photo / Getty Images
Lockwood Smith kisses his new wife Alexandra. Photo / Getty Images
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Visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (L) meets with Lockwood Smith, speaker of the House of Representatives of New Zealand, in Wellington, capital of New Zealand, June 18, 2010. (Xinhua Photo)
Visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping met in Wellington on Friday in Wellington with Lockwood Smith, speaker of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. During the meeting, Xi said the communication between legislatures of the two countries is a vital part of the bilateral relationship at large, calling for more exchanges between law makers from both sides. On the same day, Xi ...
Nothing beats love, and the romantic news of the New Year is that the new Speaker for the House, Lockwood Smith, is getting married! Lockwood's mum must be thrilled that his long-term girlfriend Alexandra Lang, pictured, has agreed to make an honest man out of him at last.
Celebs return to our Top Towns WHAT THE beautiful few do: Marc Ellis and wife Agustina Mon are back from a month's holiday in Argentina and, according to my admiring spies, Marc has lost heaps of weight and is looking fit, tanned, and drop-dead gorgeous all the better to appear as co-host for the return of Top Town ...