Roberta Blackman-Woods

Roberta Blackman-Woods


City of Durham



Address as

Dr Blackman-Woods

Contact details


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 4982
Fax: 020 7219 8018


The Miners' Hall, Redhills, Flass Street, Durham, DH1 4BD
Tel: 0191-374 1915
Fax: 0191-374 1916


Electoral history

Member for City of Durham since 5 May 2005 general election

Parliamentary career

PPS to: Hilary Armstrong as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 2006-07, Des Browne as Secretary of State for Defence 2007-08, David Lammy as Minister of State, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills/Business, Innovation and Skills 2008-10; Parliamentary assistant to Nick Brown as Minister for the North East 2008-10; Shadow Minister, Department of Business, Innovation and Skills May-October 2010; Shadow Minister for: Cabinet Office 2010-11, Communities and Local Government 2011-

Party groups

Chair, CLP: Newcastle East and Wallsend 1991-95, City of Durham 2003-05

Select committees

Member: Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and Commons Committee on Statutory Instruments 2005-10, Education and Skills 2005-06, Innovation, Universities[, Science] and Skills/Science and Technology 2007-10

Councils, public bodies

Councillor: Newcastle City Council 1992-95, Oxford City Council 1996-2000

International bodies

Vice-chair, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (UK Branch) 2011-

Political interests

Education, housing, international development and regeneration

Countries of interest

Afghanistan, Africa, China

General Election 2010 - City of Durham

Name Party Votes %
Blackman-Woods, Roberta Lab 20496 44.26%
Woods, Carol Lib Dem 17429 37.63%
Varley, Nick Con 6146 13.27%
Musgrave, Ralph BNP 1153 2.49%
Coghill-Marshall, Nigel UKIP 856 1.85%
Collings, Jonathan Ind 172 0.37%
Result Lab Hold (0.36% from Lab to Lib Dem)