Margaret Beckett

Former MP, Derby South

Derby South Labour

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  • Article 50 29 Mar 2017

    There are many across this House who will be very aware of the sheer scale and complexity of the negotiations that will face our team, and very conscious of the importance of getting those right. It has never been more true that the devil will be in the detail. As the detail emerges, will the Prime Minister ensure that everyone in her team stops the practice that has been so prevalent of...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Business of the House 2 Mar 2017

    I thank the Leader of the House for giving us the dates of the summer recess. It was a shame he could not do it earlier, but at least we now know where we stand. On Sir Gerald, it is rare—it must be many decades since it last happened—that we are unfortunate enough to lose a Father of the House during his incumbency. I am sure the whole House shares my regret that the new Father...
  • Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Agency Social Workers 2 Mar 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the cost to local authorities of agency social workers.

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Former Labour MP for Derby South

Entered the House of Commons on 10 October 1974 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election

Also represented Lincoln

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Topics of interest

Margaret Beckett campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Transport
  • Cabinet Office
  • Department for Education
  • Treasury
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock
  • Rolling Stock: Procurement
  • Agency Social Workers: Fees and Charges
  • Agency Social Workers
  • GCHQ: Staff

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (14 Dec 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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 Her Majesty's Official Opposition (12 May 1994 to 21 Jul 1994)
  • Leader of the Labour Party (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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  • Has spoken in 5 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Margaret Beckett’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 5 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 58.46% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 44 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 133 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2361 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my husband, Leo Beckett, as Office Manager.

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