Julian Richard Smith CBE PC is a British politician who served as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland from 2019 to 2020 under Boris Johnson. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been the Member of Parliament for Skipton and Ripon since 2010. He also served as Government Chief Whip from 2017 to 2019 under Theresa May.
In 2010, Smith was elected as MP with 27,685 votes, giving him a majority of 9,950 votes. Smith retained the seat in 2015, in 2017 and in 2019.