Rt Hon Jack Straw MP

Rt Hon Jack Straw MP

Constituency

Blackburn

Party

Labour

Address as

Mr Straw

Contact details

Parliamentary

House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 5070
Fax: 020 7219 2310
strawj@parliament.uk

Constituency

Richmond Chambers, Richmond Terrace, Blackburn, BB1 7AS
Tel: 01254 52317
Fax: 01254 682213
jack.straw@blackburnlabour.org

Biography

Electoral history

Post Date
Member for Blackburn 1979-
Contested Tonbridge & Malling General Election 1974

Parliamentary career

Post Date
Shadow Deputy Prime Minister 2010-10
Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice (also Shadow Minister for London) 2010-10
Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor 2007-10
Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal 2006-07
Foreign Secretary 2001-06
Home Secretary 1997-01
Shadow Secretary of State (Home Office) 1994-97
Shadow Secretary of State (Environment) 1992-94
Shadow Secretary of State for Education 1987-92
Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 1983-87
Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) 1980-83

Other posts

Post Date
Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 1994-95

Select committees

Post House Date
House of Commons Governance Committee (Chair) Commons 2014-
House of Commons Governance Committee Commons 2014-
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission Commons 2007-10
Modernisation of the House of Commons (Chair) Commons 2006-07
Modernisation of the House of Commons Commons 2006-07
Members Estimate Commons 2004-07

Political interests

Education, taxation, economic policy, local and regional government, home affairs, police, foreign affairs, European Union

General Election 2010 General Election - Blackburn

Name Party Votes Share Change
Straw, Jack Lab 21751 47.81% 5.7%
Law-Riding, Michael Con 11895 26.14% 3.5%
English, Paul LD 6918 15.20% -5.4%
Evans, Robin BNP 2158 4.74%
Irfan, Bushra Ind 1424 3.13%
Anwar, Bobby UKIP 942 2.07% -0.2%
Astley, Grace Ind 238 0.52%
Sharp, Janis Ind 173 0.38%
Majority 9856 21.66%
Turnout 45499 62.90%
Electorate 72331
Result Lab Hold

See Briefing Papers General Election 2010 for detailed results.