Nigel Griffiths

Former Labour MP for Edinburgh South

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: European Council 29 Mar 2010

    Will my right hon. Friend give a cast-iron guarantee that he will reject the policies of Conservative Euro MPs who tour America denouncing our national health service?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 24 Mar 2010

    Will the Prime Minister confirm that, at 8 per cent., the unemployment rate in the United Kingdom is far below the rate in the United States, of 9.7 per cent., in France, of 10.1 per cent., and in Spain, of 18.8 per cent? Will he assure the House that he will never adopt the policies of the Conservative party, which thinks that unemployment is a price worth paying?
  • Energy and Climate Change: Wind Energy 7 Jan 2010

    What estimate he has made of the number of wind energy projects approved by local authorities in the last two years; and if he will make a statement.

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Former Labour MP for Edinburgh South

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election


Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Gilmerton Core Store
  • Autism
  • Core Storage
  • Departmental Publications
  • National Geoscience Data Centre

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (7 Nov 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (11 May 2005 to 13 Mar 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry (17 Dec 2004 to 11 May 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Small Business), Department of Trade and Industry (4 Nov 2004 to 17 Dec 2004)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry (11 Jun 2001 to 4 Nov 2004)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Competition and Consumer Affairs), Department of Trade and Industry (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

1. Remunerated directorships
Chairman of the Board of London International College; to develop programmes for students and promote links with national and international education institutions.
8. Land and Property
My constituency high street office in South Edinburgh.

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