Lord Rooker

Jeffrey Rooker

Jeffrey Rooker


Independent Labour

Address as

Lord Rooker

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6469


Electoral history

MP (Labour) for Birmingham Perry Barr February 1974-2001

Parliamentary career

PPS to Peter Archer as Solicitor General 1974-77; Opposition Frontbench Spokesperson for: Social Services 1979-80, Social Security 1980-83, Treasury and Economic Affairs 1983-84, Environment 1984-88, Community Care and Social Services 1990-92, Education 1992-93; Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons 1994-97; Minister of State and Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Minister for Food Safety) 1997-99; Minister of State, Department of Social Security 1999-2001

Lords career

Minister of State and Government Spokesperson for: Home Office 2001-02, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister 2002-05; Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office 2005-06; Government Spokesperson for Northern Ireland 2005-08; Deputy Leader of the Lords 2005-08; Minister of State and Government Spokesperson, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2006-08

Councils, public bodies

Birmingham Education Committee 1972-74; Council member, Institution of Production Engineers 1975-80; Lay Member of Council, Aston University 2008-10; Chair, Food Standards Agency 2009-

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Rooker, of Perry Barr in the County of West Midlands 2001

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Chair, Food Standards Agency

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Trustee, National Benevolent Fund for the Aged

Trustee, British Motor Sports Training Trust

Chair, British Motor Sports Training Trust (registered charity)