CV

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Education

  • Maltby Hall Secondary Modern School (now known as Maltby Comprehensive School)
  • University of Sheffield
  • Ruskin College, Oxford

Parliamentary Career

  • (1983-present) Member of Parliament for Rother Valley
  • (1983-1985) Member of Energy Select Committee
  • (1985-1988) PPS to Neil Kinnock, Leader of the Opposition
  • (1987-present) Chair of Parliamentary Labour Party Yorkshire Group
  • (1988-1992) Shadow Energy Minister
  • (1992-1993) Member of Environment Select Committee
  • (1993-1995) Shadow Employment Minister
  • (1993 & 1994) Originator of Private Members’ Bill to ban the advertising of tobacco products
  • (1995-1996) Shadow Health Minister
  • (1996-1997) Shadow Public Health Minister
  • (1997-2002) Chair of Parliamentary Labour Party Health Committee
  • (1997-2005) Member of Intelligence and Security Committee
  • (1997-2005) Chair of All-Party Pharmaceutical Industry Group
  • (1997-2004) Chair of All-Party Smoking and Health Group
  • (1999-present) Chair of All-Party Bulgaria Group
  • (1999-2008) Lay Member of the General Medical Council
  • (2001) Appointed to the Privy Council
  • (2005-2010) Chair of Health Select Committee
  • (2005-2010) Member of Standards and Privileges Committee
  • (2005-2015) Member of Liaison Committee  
  • (2005-present) Chair of All-Party Film Industry Group
  • (2010-present) Chair of All-Party Pharmacy Group
  • (2010-present) Co-chair of Associate Parliamentary Health Group
  • (2010-2013) Chair of Standards and Privileges Committee
  • (2013-2015) Chair of Standards Committee
  • (2013-2015) Chair of Privileges Committee
  • (2014) Knighted for political and public service

Parliamentary Elections

  • 2015 Re-elected MP for Rother Valley with a Labour majority of 7,297 (15.5%)
  • 2010 Re-elected MP for Rother Valley with a Labour majority of 5,866 (12.5%)
  • 2005 Re-elected MP for Rother Valley with a Labour majority of 14,224 (36.0%)
  • 2001 Re-elected MP for Rother Valley with a Labour majority of 14,882 (40.4%)
  • 1997 Re-elected MP for Rother Valley with a Labour majority of 23,485 (50.9%)
  • 1992 Re-elected MP for Rother Valley with a Labour majority of 17,222 (33.6%)
  • 1987 Re-elected MP for Rother Valley with a Labour majority of 15,790 (31.5%)
  • 1983 Elected MP for Rother Valley with a Labour majority of 8,625 (18.4%)

Interests/Hobbies

  • Fishing
  • Reading
  • Film
  • Photography
  • Football