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. She has been Labour MP for Derby South since 1983. Her previous roles include:

  • Chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee

  • Minister for Housing and Planning at the Department for Communities and Local Government

  • Secretary of State Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

  • Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  • President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons

  • Secretary of State for Trade and Industry