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  Beckett, Margaret
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NameMargaret Beckett
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Born January 15, 1943 (78 years)
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Nov 26, 2015 11:43pm
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InfoLeader of the House of Commons

Personal details
Married 1979, Lionel
2 stepsons.

Education
Education: Notre Dame High School, Manchester and Norwich
Manchester College of Science and TechnologyJohn Dalton Polytechnic.

Non-political career
Student apprentice in metallurgy, AEI Manchester 1961-66
Experimental officer, Department of Metallurgy, Manchester University 1966-70
Industrial policy researcher, Labour Party 1970-74
Principal researcher, Granada Television 1979-83
Political adviser, Ministry of Overseas Development 1974.

Electoral history
Contested Lincoln February 1974 general election. Member for Lincoln October 1974-79, and for Derby South since June 1983.

Political career
PPS to Judith Hart as Minister of Overseas Development 1974-75
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 and Campaign Co-ordinator 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 and Secretary of State for Trade and Industry 1997-98
President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 1998-.


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  12/12/2019 UK Parliament - Derby South Won 51.08% (+14.18%)
  06/08/2017 UK Parliament - Derby South Won 58.34% (+24.83%)
  05/07/2015 UK Parliament - Derby South Won 49.01% (+21.63%)
  05/06/2010 UK Parliament - Derby South Won 43.34% (+14.86%)
  06/22/2009 UK House of Commons - Speaker Lost 8.26% (-27.68%)
  05/05/2006 UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/05/2005 UK Parliament - Derby South Won 45.38% (+13.04%)
  06/08/2001 UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/07/2001 UK Parliament - Derby South Won 56.44% (+32.16%)
  07/08/1996 Labour Party Shadow Cabinet Election Won 5.91% (+0.02%)
  10/01/1995 Labour Party Shadow Cabinet Election Won 4.40% (+0.14%)
  10/01/1994 Labour Party Shadow Cabinet Election Won 3.99% (-0.40%)
  07/21/1994 UK Labour Party Leader Lost 18.90% (-38.10%)
  07/21/1994 Labour Party - Deputy Leader Lost 43.50% (-13.00%)
  05/12/1994 UK Leader of the Opposition Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/18/1992 Labour Party - Deputy Leader Won 57.30% (+29.20%)
  05/03/1979 UK Parliament - Lincoln Lost 40.00% (-1.40%)
  10/10/1974 UK Parliament - Lincoln Won 37.08% (+2.48%)
  02/28/1974 UK Parliament - Lincoln Lost 32.45% (-3.11%)
ENDORSEMENTS
UK Labour Party Leader - Apr 02, 2020 LAB Keir Starmer
UK House of Commons - Deputy Speaker - Jan 08, 2020 LAB Rosie Winterton
UK EU Membership Referendum - Jun 23, 2016 YES Remain
UK Alternative Vote Referendum - May 05, 2011 NO No