Margaret Beckett MP Derby South, Labour


  • Tel 020 7219 6662/5135/2088

  • Fax 020 7219 4780

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  • Constituency address

    No constituency office publicised
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
Margaret Beckett

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

    PPS to Judith Hart as Minister of Overseas Development 1974-75; Assistant Government Whip 1975-76; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Education and Science 1976-79; Shadow Minister, Social Security 1984-89; Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 1989-92; Shadow Leader, House of Commons 1992-94; Deputy Leader, Labour Party and Opposition 1992-94; Leader of Opposition May-July 1994; Shadow Secretary of State for Health 1994-95; Shadow President of the Board of Trade 1995-97; President of the Board of Trade 1997-98; Secretary of State for Trade and Industry 1997-98; President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 1998-2001; Secretary of State for: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2001-06, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Foreign Secretary) 2006-07; Minister for Housing and Planning (attending Cabinet), Department for Communities and Local Government 2008-09; Chair Intelligence and Security Committee 2008-10; Contested Speaker election 2009.
  • House of Commons Select Committees

    Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy.
  • Electoral history

    Contested (as Margaret Jackson) Lincoln February 1974 general election. Member for Lincoln October 1974-79. Contested Lincoln 1979 general election. Member (as Margaret Beckett) for Derby South 1983-2010, for Derby South (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election.
  • Political interests

    Industry, climate change, nuclear disarmament.
  • Party groups

    Member, Labour Party 1963-; Secretary, Trades Council and Labour Party, Swinton and Pendlebury 1968-70; Member: National Executive Committee, Labour Party 1980-81, 1985-86, 1988-97, 2011-, Tribune Group, Socialist Education Committee, Labour Women's Action Committee, Socialist Environment and Resources Association, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 2014-.

Election record for Derby South, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Labour 43.09%
Conservative 28.31%
Liberal Democrat 20.35%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Beckett, Margaret Labour 17,851 43.09
Perschke, Jack Conservative 11,729 28.31
Batey, David Liberal Democrat 8,430 20.35
Fowke, Steve UK Independence Party 1,821 4.4
Graves, Alan Independent 1,357 3.28
Majority 6,122 votes
Electorate 70,999
Turnout (41,434) 58.36%

Registered interests

Remunerated employment, office, profession etc: 14-16 June 2008 I went to Japan, accompanied by a member of staff, to address a conference on the security implications of climate change. I received a fee (Up to £5,000), and first class travel, paid by Asahi Shimbun newspaper. (Registered 13 February 2009)

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