Iain Duncan Smith, often known as IDS, is a British Conservative Party politician. He was born to father W. G. Duncan Smith, a decorated Royal Air Force flying ace of World War II, and Pamela Summers, a ballerina. Smith completed his high school studies from St. Peter's RC Secondary School, Solihull, and HMS Conway. Later, he went to Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.
Smith was previously the leader of the Conservative Party and leader of the Opposition from 2001 to 2003. He was first elected to Parliament at the 1992 general elections as the MP for Chingford– which he represented until the constituency's abolition in 1997. He is often referred as a politician with a poor educational qualification. Smith is married to Elizabeth "Betsy" Fremantle and has four children, two sons, and two daughters.