Jim McGovern

Former Labour MP for Dundee West

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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 Dundee West

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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


Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Work and Pensions
  • Trade and Industry
  • Dentistry
  • Housing Benefit
  • Digital Television
  • Food (Nutritional Content)
  • Cash-in-transit Crime

Other offices held in the past

  • PPS (Rt Hon Pat McFadden, Minister of State), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (11 Nov 2008 to 17 Dec 2008)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (4 Feb 2008 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • PPS (Mr Pat McFadden, Minister of State), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (28 Jun 2007 to 11 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 Nov 2007)

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Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.


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