Rt Hon Margaret Beckett MP

Rt Hon Margaret Beckett MP

Constituency

Derby South

Party

Labour

Address as

Margaret Beckett

Contact details

Constituency

Labour Party Agent (no constituency office publicised)
Tel: 01332 345636
james@derbylabourparty.co.uk

Parliamentary

House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 5135; 020 7219 2088; Fax 020 7219 4780
beckettm@parliament.uk

Biography

Electoral history

Post Date
Member for Derby South 1983-
Member for Lincoln 1974-79
Contested Lincoln General Election 1974

Parliamentary career

Post Date
Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Housing) 2008-09
Foreign Secretary 2006-07
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2001-06
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (Privy Council Office) 1998-01
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills 1997-98
Shadow Secretary of State for Health 1994-95
Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition 1994-94
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons 1992-94
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 1989-92
Shadow Minister (Social Security) 1984-89
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Education and Science) 1976-79
Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) 1975-76

Other posts

Post Date
Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 2012-
Leader of the Labour Party 1994-94
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party 1992-94
Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 1980-81

Select committees

Post House Date
National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (Chair) Commons 2010-
National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) Commons 2010-
Intelligence and Security (Joint Committee) (Chair) Commons 2008-08
Intelligence and Security (Joint Committee) Commons 2008-08
Modernisation of the House of Commons (Chair) Commons 1998-01
Modernisation of the House of Commons Commons 1998-01

Political interests

Industry

General Election 2010 General Election - Derby South

Name Party Votes Share Change
Beckett, Margaret Lab 17851 43.34% -9.8%
Perschke, Jack Con 11729 28.48% 8.7%
Batey, David LD 8430 20.47% -3.7%
Fowke, Stephen UKIP 1821 4.42% 3.0%
Graves, Alan Ind 1357 3.29% 1.8%
Majority 6122 14.86%
Turnout 41188 58.01%
Electorate 70999
Result Lab Hold

See Briefing Papers General Election 2010 for detailed results.