Margaret Beckett campaigned to remain in the European Union
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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.
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 43 votes against, 9 absences, between 2014–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 4 absences, between 2010–2016
Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, between 2010–2016
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 6 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, 10 absences, between 2003–2016
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Last updated: 8 Feb 2017
A few moments ago, the right hon. Gentleman said that all the fears expressed about the impact of the decision have proved to be ill founded. He must have seen the analogy that has been floating around: we are in the position of somebody who has just thrown themselves off a 100-storey building. What storey does he think we are at now?
May I say at once that although I deeply regret the decision made by the British people, including in my constituency, to leave the EU, I do not seek to challenge it? I regret the opening remark made by the Secretary of State—I am sorry he is not here to hear me say this—that this debate is about whether or not we trust the British people. It is not about that; it is about whether...
I am looking at one of them now. They would suggest that we could have our cake and eat it—that we could leave the EU not only without jeopardy to our economy, but even with advantage, because we could negotiate other trading relationships without any such uncomfortable ties.
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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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