Jack Straw MP Blackburn, Labour


  • Tel 020 7219 5070

  • Fax 020 7219 2310

  • Email:

  • Constituency address

    Richmond Chambers, Richmond Terrace, Blackburn BB1 7AS United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
Jack Straw

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Opposition Spokesperson for: Treasury and Economic Affairs 1980-83, Environment 1983-87; Shadow Education Secretary 1987-92; Shadow Environment Secretary 1992-94; Shadow Home Secretary 1994-97; Home Secretary 1997-2001; Foreign Secretary 2001-06; Leader of the House of Commons 2006-07; Ex-officio Member House of Commons Commission 2006-07; Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice 2007-10; Member Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission -2010; Shadow Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice 2010; Acting Shadow Deputy Prime Minister 2010; Chair, Speakers' Working Group on All-Party Groups 2011-12.
  • House of Commons Select Committees

    House of Commons Governance.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Tonbridge and Malling February 1974 general election. Member for Blackburn 1979-2010, for Blackburn (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election.
  • Political interests

    Education, taxation, economic policy, local and regional government, police, foreign affairs, European Union.
  • Party groups

    Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 1994-95.
  • Countries of interest

    Iran, Turkey.
  • International bodies

    Vice-President, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (UK Branch) 2010-.

Election record for Blackburn, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Labour 46.07%
Conservative 25.2%
Liberal Democrat 14.66%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Straw, Jack Labour 21,751 46.07
Law-Riding, Michael Conservative 11,895 25.2
English, Paul Liberal Democrat 6,918 14.66
Evans, Robin British National Party 2,158 4.58
Irfanullah, Bushra Independent 1,424 3.02
Anwar, Bobby UK Independence Party 942 2
Astley, Grace Independent 238 0.51
Sharp, Janis Independent 173 0.37
Majority 9,856 votes
Electorate 72,331
Turnout (47,217) 65.28%

Registered interests

Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK): In April 2004 I received a donation from Canatxx as a contribution to the costs of a dinner held in my constituency to celebrate my 25 years as Member of Parliament for Blackburn. (Registered 9 December 2008) 5 July 2008, two tickets for my wife and I to attend the Ladies' Wimbledon Final provided by Johan Eliasch. (Registered 4 July 2008) Space available upgrade for self and wife, on British Airways Mumbai/London flight, from World Traveller Plus to Club World, 7 January 2009. (Registered 22 January 2009)

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