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Margaret Beckett’s voting in Parliament
Margaret Beckett is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Margaret Beckett’s votes.
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
Almost always voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
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Margaret Beckett has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
I want to begin where the right hon. and learned Member for Beaconsfield (Mr Grieve), who has just spoken very eloquently, ended. I entirely agree that there is much to learn from the Chilcot report. One of the things that I am most concerned about—I know that it is very early to say this—is that it is far from clear to me that we are actually going to learn the things that we...
I am familiar with the insistence that, in some way, this is hugely important. That is not the impression that the public are being given or, if I may say so, that the right hon. Gentleman, among others, is striving every day to give them. The public are being given the impression, not that the intelligence on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction was sporadic and patchy but that it was...
No. No attempt to read that into the record can possibly be justified. We did not know it then—no one knew it then—and most people very firmly believed in Saddam Hussein’s intentions. The third allegation is about the secret commitment. I was not the slightest bit surprised to hear the right hon. Member for Gordon (Alex Salmond) quoting the single sentence that is included...
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Labour MP for Derby South
Entered the House of Commons on 10 October 1974 — General election
Also represented Lincoln
Topics of interest
- Cabinet Office
- Innovation and Skills
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock
- Rolling Stock: Procurement
- GCHQ: Staff
- Private Sector: East Midlands
- Local Enterprise Partnerships: Midlands
Currently held offices
- Chair, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 14 Dec 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Nov 2015 to 14 Dec 2015)
- Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Jan 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Chair, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (9 Feb 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (13 Jan 2010 to 9 Feb 2010)
- Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Housing) (3 Oct 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
- Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (29 Jan 2008 to 31 Oct 2008)
- Foreign Secretary (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (8 Jun 2001 to 5 May 2006)
- Chair, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (29 Jul 1998 to 11 May 2001)
- Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (Privy Council Office) (27 Jul 1998 to 8 Jun 2001)
- The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (2 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Health (21 Jul 1994 to 1 Jan 1995)
- Leader of the Labour Party (12 May 1994 to 21 Jul 1994)
- Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition (12 May 1994 to 21 Jul 1994)
- Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (10 Apr 1992 to 12 May 1994)
- Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (9 Apr 1992 to 12 May 1994)
- Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1 Jul 1989 to 9 Apr 1992)
- Shadow Minister (Social Security) (1 Jun 1984 to 1 Jun 1989)
- Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Aug 1980 to 31 Jul 1981)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Education and Science) (1 Jan 1976 to 1 Jan 1979)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (1 Jan 1975 to 1 Jan 1976)
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