The Rt Hon Dame Margaret Beckett DBE

The Rt Hon Dame Margaret Beckett DBE



The Rt Hon Margaret Beckett DBE MP was appointed to the Committee on Standards in Public Life on 1 November 2010 and was reappointed on 31 October 2016 for a further 3 years.

Margaret Beckett has been Labour MP for Derby South since 1983. She was Secretary of State for Trade and Industry 1997-1998, President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 1998-2001, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2001-2006, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 2006-2007, and Minister for Housing and Planning 2008-2009. She has also been Chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee. Margaret is a member of the Labour National Executive Committee (1980-1981, 2012-) and is Chair of the Joint Committee on National Security Strategy.