Margaret Beckett

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Person.png Dame Margaret Beckett   Powerbase Sourcewatch WebsiteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Margaret Beckett.jpg
BornMargaret Mary Jackson
Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
Alma materUniversity of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
SpouseLeo Beckett
Member ofEuropean Leadership Network, Le Cercle
UK foreign secretary, Le Cercle attendee

Employment.png Chair of the National Executive Committee

In office
24 November 2020 - Present
EmployerLabour Party

Employment.png Minister of State for Housing and Planning

In office
3 October 2008 - 5 June 2009

Employment.png Chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee

In office
January 2008 - October 2008
Le Cercle

Employment.png Leader of the House of Commons Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
27 July 1998 - 8 June 2001
Preceded byAnn Taylor
Succeeded byRobin Cook

Employment.png Lord President of the Council

In office
27 July 1998 - 8 June 2001
Preceded byAnn Taylor
Succeeded byRobin Cook

Employment.png President of the Board of Trade Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
2 May 1997 - 27 July 1998

Employment.png Shadow Secretary of State for Health Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
20 October 1994 - 19 October 1995
Preceded byDavid Blunkett
Succeeded byHarriet Harman

Employment.png Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
21 July 1994 - 20 October 1994
Succeeded byAnn Taylor

Employment.png Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
24 July 1992 - 12 May 1994

Employment.png UK/Leader of the Opposition Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
12 May 1994 - 21 July 1994
Preceded byJohn Smith
Succeeded byTony Blair

Employment.png Deputy Leader of the Labour Party

In office
18 July 1992 - 21 July 1994
BossJohn Smith
Preceded byRoy Hattersley
Succeeded byJohn Prescott

Employment.png Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
9 January 1989 - 18 July 1992
Succeeded byHarriet Harman

Employment.png Secretary of State for Trade and Industry link=, _Energy_and_Industrial_Strategy

In office
2 May 1997 - 27 July 1998
Succeeded byPeter Mandelson

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Derby South

In office
9 June 1983 - Present

Dame Margaret Beckett MP is a UK deep state functionary and politician. In November 2020, Margaret Beckett was elected Chair of the Labour Party's National Executive Committee.[1]


Beckett said she was disappointed but not surprised by a High Court decision on 28 July 2016 to allow Jeremy Corbyn to automatically stand in the Labour leadership election.She had voted on 12 July 2016 that Mr Corbyn should only be allowed to stand if he received 51 MPs' nominations, having herself nominated his opponent Owen Smith. A total of 18 members of Labour's National Executive Committee voted that he should stand automatically, with 14 against, including Margaret Beckett.

Labour donor and ex-parliamentary candidate Michael Foster was unsuccessful in challenging Mr Corbyn's inclusion without having to get MPs' nominations and the Judge ordered Foster to pay the defendants' costs.[2]

Intelligence and Security Committee

Full article: Intelligence and Security Committee

She was chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee from January – October 2008.

Deep Political Connections

Margaret Beckett attended Le Cercle in Madrid from 1-2 December 2007 and Washington DC from 19-22 November 2009.[3][4]


Events Participated in

Le Cercle/2007 (Madrid)29 November 20072 December 2007Spain
A little known Cercle meeting
WEF/Annual Meeting/200724 January 200728 January 2007SwitzerlandOnly the 449 public figures listed of ~2200 participants
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