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.