John Healey

Former Labour MP for Wentworth and Dearne

@JohnHealey_MP https://facebook.com/JohnHealeyRotherham

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John Healey is a former MP for Wentworth and Dearne.

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Former Labour MP for Wentworth and Dearne

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 May 2024 — Dissolved for election

Also represented Wentworth

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Topics of interest

John Healey campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Health
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Armed Forces: Housing
  • Afghanistan: Refugees
  • Ukraine: Military Aid
  • Housing: Construction
  • Armed Forces: Recruitment

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Defence ( 6 Apr 2020 to 30 May 2024)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Housing ( 9 Jan 2018 to 6 Apr 2020)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Housing ( 7 Oct 2016 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning) (14 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Health ( 8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Minister (Housing) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • The Minister for Housing ( 5 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission ( 2 Nov 2007 to 12 Oct 2009)
  • Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Local Government) (29 Jun 2007 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (20 Jul 2005 to 19 Nov 2007)
  • The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (10 May 2005 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (20 Dec 2004 to 12 Jan 2009)
  • The Economic Secretary to the Treasury (30 May 2002 to 10 May 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills) (11 Jun 2001 to 30 May 2002)
  • Member, Employment Sub-committee (23 Jul 1997 to 29 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Education & Employment Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 29 Nov 1999)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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