[an error occurred while processing this directive]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Thursday, 10 February, 2005, 20:08 GMT
Dr Denis MacShane

Denis MacShane, the MP for Rotherham
Party:
Labour

Constituency:
Rotherham

Date of birth:
21 May 1948

Telephone:
020 7270 1500

Address:
King Charles Street, London, SW1A 2AH

Political profile:
Denis MacShane has been a Labour MP since a 1994 by-election and has established himself as one of the party's leading pro-Europeans.

One of his other interests is in the BBC, which he criticises for a decline in standards; he was an employee of the Corporation in the 1970s.

He served as a parliamentary private secretary to successive Foreign Office ministers throughout the 1997 Parliament, before joining their number himself after the 2001 election.

He caused embarrassment after President Chavez of Venezuela was deposed in 2002, describing him as a 'ranting, populist demagogue' - two days before he was restored to power.

Following the reshuffle in October 2002 caused by the resignation of Estelle Morris as education secretary he was appointed as Europe Minister.


TOP THREE PARTIES AT A GLANCE
Labour Labour 63.9%
Conservative Conservative 19.4%
Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat 10.6%
IN DETAIL
Name Party Votes %
Denis MacShane Labour 18,759 63.9
Richard Powell Conservative 5,682 19.4
Allan Hall Liberal Democrat 3,117 10.6
Peter Griffith UK Independence Party 730 2.5
Richard Penycate Green 577 2
Freda Smith SA 352 1.2
Geoffrey Bartholomew JLiberal DemocratP 137 0.5
Majority 13,077
Turnout 50.7%
POLITICAL MAKE UP OF YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER
A map of Yorkshire & the Humber showing its political make up.



[an error occurred while processing this directive]

RELATED BBC LINKS:

RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

KEY TO PARTY COLOURS
Labour Lab UUP UUP
Conservative Con DUP DUP
Lib Dem Lib Dem SDLP SDLP
SNP SNP SF SF
PC PC Other Other

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

News Front Page | World | UK | England | Northern Ireland | Scotland | Wales | Politics
Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature | Technology | Health | Education
Have Your Say | Magazine | In Pictures | Week at a Glance | Country Profiles | In Depth | Programmes
Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific