Margaret Beckett

Labour MP for Derby South

About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (Margaret Beckett) represents you, and all of the people who live in Derby South, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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Labour MP for Derby South

Entered the House of Commons on 10 October 1974 — General 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
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock
  • Agency Social Workers: Fees and Charges
  • Rolling Stock: Procurement
  • GCHQ: Staff
  • Agency Social Workers

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 HM 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

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Rail Manufacturing: Job Losses 16 Apr 2024

    I was disappointed and sorry to hear what the hon. Member for Mid Derbyshire (Mrs Latham) just said, because, as she knows perfectly well, there has been a substantial amount of cross-party working on this issue over many months and years. Given that the factory is in my constituency, I find it a little disappointing that, although I am told that there have been many meetings between the...
  • Rail Manufacturing: Job Losses 16 Apr 2024

    indicated assent.
  • Rail Manufacturing: Job Losses 16 Apr 2024

    I was disappointed and sorry to hear what the hon. Member for Mid Derbyshire (Mrs Latham) just said, because, as she knows perfectly well, there has been a substantial amount of cross-party working on this issue over many months and years. Given that the factory is in my constituency, I find it a little disappointing that, although I am told that there have been many meetings between the...

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