Blackburn, , United Kingdom
|| August 03, 1946
Apr 19, 2021 07:14pm
English - Jewish - Anglican -
|Info||John Whitaker Straw |
Married 1978, Alice Perkins
1 son, 1 daughter.
Leeds University (LLB 1967)
Inns of Court School of Law 1972.
President, National Union of Students 1969-71
Called to the Bar, Inner Temple 1972
Special adviser: to Barbara Castle, MP as Secretary of State for Social Services 1974-76
to Peter Shore, MP as Secretary of State for the Environment 1976-77
Member, staff of Granada Television "World in Action" 1977-79
Elected Master of Bench of the Inner Temple 1997.
Contested Tonbridge and Malling February 1974 general election. Member for Blackburn since May 1979.
Home Secretary 1997-2001, Foreign Secretary 2001-2006, Leader of the House of Commons 2006-2007, Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor 2007-2010.
Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on Treasury and Economic Affairs 1980-83, Environment 1983-87. Shadow Education Secretary 1987-92, Shadow Environment Secretary 1992-94
Shadow Home Secretary 1994-97, Shadow Justice Secretary & Shadow Lord Chancellor 2010. John Whitaker Straw