John Denham

Former Labour MP for Southampton, Itchen


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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Former Labour MP for Southampton, Itchen

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Transport
  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Apprentices
  • Departmental Procurement
  • Pakistan
  • Departmental Billing
  • Higher Education: Admissions

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (6 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (28 Jun 2007 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (11 Jul 2005 to 25 Jul 2007)
  • Chair, Home Affairs Committee (15 Jul 2003 to 25 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2003 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister (Home Office) (Police and Crime Reduction) (11 Jun 2001 to 18 Mar 2003)
  • Minister of State (Department of Health) (30 Dec 1998 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State (Department of Social Security) (1 Jun 1998 to 30 Dec 1998)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Social Security) (1 May 1997 to 1 Jun 1998)
  • Member, Environment Committee (13 Dec 1993 to 27 Nov 1995)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

8. Land and Property
A part share in a house in London from which rental income is derived.
(Registered 22 October 2012)

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