Margaret Beckett

Labour MP for Derby South

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Margaret Beckett’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Online Safety Bill: New Clause 15 - Guidance about illegal content judgements 12 Jul 2022

    Further to that point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. I recognise that under the present Prime Minister, this Government have specialised in constitutional innovation. Nevertheless, it certainly seems to me, and I hope it does to you and to the House authorities, that this is stretching the boundaries of what is permissible into the outrageous and beyond, and threatening the democracy of this House.
  • Derby County Football Club 28 Jun 2022

    It is a pleasure to take part in this discussion under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I am particularly mindful of your observations about time. Not least because of the admirably comprehensive case made by the hon. Member for Mid Derbyshire (Mrs Latham), I shall be extremely brief. My purpose in contributing to the debate is partly to express a degree of sympathy with the Minister, who...
  • Standards in Public Life 7 Jun 2022

    I welcome the initiative of my right hon. and hon. Friends in calling this debate, and I welcome the terms of the motion, which calls on the House to implement the report and to follow up that implementation, which is often as important as the initial decision. I declare an interest as I have been a member of the Committee on Standards in Public Life since November 2013. I should say at once,...

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Profile

Labour MP for Derby South

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

Also represented Lincoln

Expenses

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
  • Agency Social Workers: Fees and Charges
  • Rolling Stock: Procurement
  • Agency Social Workers
  • GCHQ: Staff

Currently held offices

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 11 May 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (20 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (20 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Oct 2017 to 20 Nov 2017)
  • Chair, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (14 Dec 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (29 Jan 2008 to 31 Oct 2008)
  • Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (29 Jan 2008 to 31 Oct 2008)
  • Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (29 Jan 2008 to 31 Oct 2008)
  • Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (29 Jan 2008 to 31 Oct 2008)
  • Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (29 Jan 2008 to 31 Oct 2008)
  • Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (29 Jan 2008 to 31 Oct 2008)
  • Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (29 Jan 2008 to 31 Oct 2008)
  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Jul 2022.

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

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