This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.
Opposition Whip 1994-95;
Civil service 1995-96,
Election planning 1996-97;
Minister without Portfolio 1997-98;
Secretary of State for:
Trade and Industry 1998,
Northern Ireland 1999-2001.
Secretary of State and Government Spokesperson for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform/Business, Innovation and Skills 2008-10;
First Secretary of State 2009-10;
Lord President of the Council 2009-10.
MP (Labour) for Hartlepool 1992-2004.
Chair, Parliamentary Labour Party General Election Campaign (Planning) 1999-2001.
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