Hugh Smyth is the longest serving councillor on Belfast City Council having served the Court district for over 38 years. He also served in the 1974 Northern Ireland Assembly and the Northern Ireland Convention and has represented Belfast city council as Lord Mayor. Hugh has also received an OBE for his services to his community.
He has been happily married for over 40 years to Ellen and continues to live on the Shankill Road where he was born. In his time representing his constituents he has met and worked with John Major, Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, George Bush and other world leaders and politicians.