Margaret Mary BECKETT

Biography

Gender Female
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1943-01-15
Education Notre Dame HS, Manchester Coll of Sci and Technol, John Dalton Poly
Publications Publications Renewing the NHS (1995), Vision for Growth - A New Industrial Strategy for Britain (1996)
Recreations cooking, reading, caravanning
Clubs N/A
Style The Rt Hon Dame Margaret Beckett, DBE, MP
Career formerly: engrg apprentice (metallurgy) AEI Manchester, experimental offr Univ of Manchester; researcher (industrial policy) Lab Pty HQ 1970-74; MP (Lab, TGWU supported): Lincoln Oct 1974-79 (also contested Feb 1974), Derby South 1983-; PPS to min of Overseas Devpt 1974-75 (political advsr 1974), asst Govt whip 1975-76, min DES 1976-79; princ researcher Granada TV 1979-83; oppn front bench spokesman on social security 1984-89, shadow chief sec to the Treasy 1989-92, dep ldr of the opposition 1992-94 (ldr May-July 1994), shadow ldr of the House of Commons and Lab campaign co-ordinator 1992-94, candidate Lab Pty leadership and dep leadership elections 1994, shadow sec of state for health 1994-95, shadow sec of state for trade and industry 1995-97, Pres Bd of Trade (sec of state for Trade and Industry) 1997-98, Pres of the Cncl and Ldr of the House of Commons 1998-2001, sec of state for environment, food and rural affrs 2001-06, sec of state FCO 2006-07, min of state for housing 2008-09, chair Intelligence and Security Ctee 2008-; memb: TGWU 1964-, Lab Pty NEC 1980-81, 1985-86 and 1988-98, Fabian Soc, NUJ, Anti-Apartheid Movement, BECTU, Socialist Educn Ctee, Derby Co-op Pty, Socialist Environment and Resources Assoc, Amnesty Int; memb Cncl St George's Coll Windsor 1976-82; hon pres Lab Friends of India
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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