Angela Smith was a member of parliament between 1997 to 2010.
She served as the Minister of State in the Cabinet Office in 2007. She was introduced to the House of Lords in 2010 following the Dissolution Honours List. In 2010, she became the Labour Spokeswoman for Energy and Climate Change in the Lords. Smith is an active supporter of animal welfare and serves as the patron of the Captive Animals Protection Society, which is a charity campaign aiming to end the use of animals in zoos, circuses, and exotic pet trade.