Rt Hon Simon Hughes MP

Rt Hon Simon Hughes MP


Bermondsey and Old Southwark


Liberal Democrat

Address as

Simon Hughes

Contact details


4 Market Place, London, SE16 3UQ
Tel: 020 7232 2557


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 6256
Fax: 020 7219 6567


Ministry of Justice, 102 Petty France, London, SW1H 9AJ
Tel: 020 3334 3555

Web & Social media


Electoral history

Post Date
Member for Bermondsey and Old Southwark 2010-
Member for North Southwark & Bermondsey 1997-10
Member for Southwark & Bermondsey 1983-97
Member for Bermondsey 1983-83

Parliamentary career

Post Date
Minister of State (Ministry of Justice) 2013-
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 2009-10
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons 2007-09
Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice (also Shadow Minister for London) 2006-07
Shadow Attorney General 2005-07
Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) 1999-03
Shadow Spokesperson (Health) 1995-99
Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 1992-94
Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons) 1989-99
Shadow Spokesperson (Health) 1988-88
Shadow Spokesperson (Education) 1988-92
Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 1983-88

Other posts

Post Date
Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats 2010-14

Select committees

Post House Date
Human Rights (Joint Committee) Commons 2012-14
Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) Commons 2010-14
Modernisation of the House of Commons Commons 2007-10
Conventions (Joint Committee) Commons 2006-06
Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) Commons 2002-05

Political interests

Human rights, civil liberties, youth affairs, social affairs, housing, environment

Countries of interest

Commonwealth, southern Africa, west Africa, latin America, eastern Europe, Cyprus, South Africa

General Election 2010 General Election - Bermondsey and Old Southwark

Name Party Votes Share Change
Hughes, Simon LD 21590 48.35% 0.7%
Shawcross, Valerie Lab 13060 29.25% -2.4%
Morrison, Loanna Con 7638 17.11% 4.1%
Tyler, Stephen BNP 1370 3.07%
Penfold, Amanda Green 718 1.61% -1.4%
Kirkby, Alan Ind 155 0.35%
Freeman, Steve Ind 120 0.27%
Majority 8530 19.10%
Turnout 44651 57.52%
Electorate 77628
Result LD Hold

See Briefing Papers General Election 2010 for detailed results.