Gavin Strang

Former Labour MP for Edinburgh East

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Gavin Strang is a former MP for Edinburgh East.

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Former Labour MP for Edinburgh East

Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election

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

Also represented Edinburgh East and Musselburgh


Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Transport
  • Home Department
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Departmental Data
  • Departmental Correspondence
  • Benefit Payments
  • Fraudulent Claims
  • Identity Fraud

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee ( 7 Nov 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security (Cabinet Office) Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Minister of State, Department for Transport ( 3 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)
  • Minister of State (Transport), Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions ( 3 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: High Speed Rail 11 Mar 2010

    May I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his statement about what might well be our most important transport project this century? Does he agree that it is understandable that we will want high speed trains coming into Edinburgh and Glasgow as soon as practicable? In that context, of course we accept that the first line will have to start at London and move north, but will the Minister do...
  • [Hywel Williams in the Chair] — Global Security (Non-Proliferation) 4 Mar 2010

    A day when the papers contain so many well deserved tributes to Michael Foot is surely a good day to be discussing nuclear weapons, and if I may say so, Mr. Williams, it is fine to have a Member who represents a Welsh constituency in the Chair, given the many great years of service that Michael Foot gave his constituents in Wales. I am grateful for the opportunity to speak, and will be brief,...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Fairtrade Fortnight 3 Mar 2010

    May I agree with my right hon. Friend that it is a tribute to the people of these islands that such a high volume of Fairtrade products are now going through our major retailers, including the supermarkets? Will he take this opportunity to pay tribute to the pioneers, who are still needed in the independent third-sector outlets, who keep the flame burning and who keep pushing forward the case...

More of Gavin Strang’s recent appearances

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