Rt Hon Shaun Woodward

Shaun Woodward


St Helens South and Whiston



Address as

Mr Woodward

Contact details


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 2680


Sixth Floor, Century House, Hardshaw Street, St Helens, WA10 1QW
Tel: 01744 24226
Fax: 01744 24306


Electoral history

Member (Conservative May 1997 to December 1999, Labour since December 1999) for Witney 1997-2001, for St Helens South 2001-10, for St Helens South and Whiston since 6 May 2010 general election

Parliamentary career

Conservative Opposition Spokesperson for Environment, Transport and the Regions 1999; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State: Northern Ireland Office 2005-06, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Minister for Creative Industries and Tourism) 2006-07; Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 2007-10; Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 2010-11

Select committees

Member: Broadcasting 1997-99, European Scrutiny 1998-99, Foreign Affairs 1999, Broadcasting 2000-01, Joint Committee on Human Rights 2001-05

Councils, public bodies

Member Foundation Board, RSC 1998-2002; Director: English National Opera 1998-2001, Marine Stewardship Council 1998-2001

Political interests

Finance, environment, education, culture, children's issues, European affairs, race relations and civil rights, regeneration, international development, works of art

Countries of interest

Australia, China, France, Germany, Italy, USA

General Election 2010 - St Helens South and Whiston

Name Party Votes %
Woodward, Shaun Lab 24364 52.63%
Spencer, Brian Lib Dem 10242 22.13%
Allen, Valerie Con 8209 17.74%
Winstanley, James BNP 2040 4.41%
Sumner, John UKIP 1226 2.65%
Result Lab Hold (1.87% from Lib Dem to Lab)