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Beckett, Margaret Mary (Jackson)

Born: 1943 AD
Currently alive, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Politician


1943 - Born on the 15th of January in Ashton-under-Lyne.

1961 - Jackson joined Associated Electrical Industries as a student apprentice in metallurgy.

1964 - She joined the Transport and General Workers Union and remains a member to this day.

1966 - Joined the University of Manchester as an experiment officer in its metallurgy department.

1970 - Went to work for the Labour Party as a researcher in industrial policy.

1973 - Selected as Labour candidate for Lincoln.

1974 - Jackson lost to Taverne at the General Election by 1,297 votes.

1979 - She joined Granada Television as a researcher.

1980 - She won election to Labour's National Executive Committee.

1983 - At the General Election she won the seat only very narrowly, with the Labour majority down to 421.

1992 - General Election she was elected Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and served under John Smith as Shadow Leader of the House of Commons.

1993 - She became a Member of the Privy Council.

1994 - Interim leader of Labor Party.

1997-1998 - President of Board of Trade.

         - Entered Tony Blair's government as the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.

1998 - Became Leader of the House of Commons.

2001 - British environment, food, and rural affairs secretary.

2006 - She was asked to give up holidays in her Bailey Pageant Champagne in light of security concerns.



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