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AffiliationLabour  
<-  2011-06-20  
 
NameJack Straw
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Blackburn, , United Kingdom
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Born August 03, 1946 (74 years)
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InfoJohn Whitaker Straw

Personal details
Married 1978, Alice Perkins
1 son, 1 daughter.

Education
Brentwood School
Leeds University (LLB 1967)
Inns of Court School of Law 1972.

Non-political career
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.

Electoral history
Contested Tonbridge and Malling February 1974 general election. Member for Blackburn since May 1979.

Government Positions

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 Positions

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


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EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Aug 07, 2010 06:00pm News Jack Straw quits shadow cabinet  Article Karma Policeman 
Feb 24, 2009 11:00am Amusing Jack Straw's email account hacked by fraudsters  Article Ralphie 
Apr 10, 2006 02:00pm Scandal British official mocked for using Rice's bed while she slept on floor  Article RP 

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FAMILY
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INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  05/11/2010 UK Shadow Secretary of State for Justice Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/06/2010 UK Parliament - Blackburn Won 47.81% (+21.66%)
  06/28/2007 UK Secretary of State for Justice Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/05/2005 UK Parliament - Blackburn Won 42.01% (+19.16%)
  06/08/2001 UK Foreign Secretary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/07/2001 UK Parliament - Blackburn Won 54.14% (+22.96%)
  05/01/1997 UK Parliament - Blackburn Won 55.04% (+30.43%)
  07/08/1996 Labour Party Shadow Cabinet Election Won 4.45% (-1.44%)
  10/01/1995 Labour Party Shadow Cabinet Election Won 3.01% (-1.25%)
  10/01/1994 Labour Party Shadow Cabinet Election Won 2.49% (-1.90%)
  10/01/1993 Labour Party Shadow Cabinet Election Won 3.08% (-1.11%)
  07/01/1992 Labour Party Shadow Cabinet Election Won 2.72% (-1.32%)
  04/09/1992 UK Parliament - Blackburn Won 48.44% (+10.96%)
  06/09/1987 UK Parliament - Blackburn Won 49.91% (+9.81%)
  06/09/1983 UK Parliament - Blackburn Won 44.73% (+5.38%)
  05/03/1979 UK Parliament - Blackburn Won 50.71% (+14.15%)
ENDORSEMENTS
UK Labour Party - Leadership - Sep 22, 2010 LAB David Miliband
UK Labour Party - Leadership - Jun 23, 2007 LAB Gordon Brown