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Speaker Biography

Richard Caborn MP

 Richard  Caborn  MP
Richard Caborn

Sheffield Central
Majority: 7055
Electoral history
Member for Sheffield Central since 9 June 1983 general election
Commons Career
Opposition Spokesperson for:
Trade and Industry 1988-97, with special responsibility for Regional Policy 1990-92,
National Competitiveness and Regulation 1995-97;
Minister of State:
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Minister for the Regions, Regeneration and Planning) 1997-99,
Department of Trade and Industry (Minister for Trade) 1999-2001;
Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Minister for Sport) 2001-07;
Prime Minister's Ambassador for the World Cup 2007-
Commons Select Committees
Chair: Trade and Industry 1992-95
Member: Liaison 1992-95
Political interests
European Union, trade unions, steel industry
Countries of interest
South Africa
Party groups
Chair, Sheffield District Labour Party, served on Education Committee
Other assemblies
MEP for Sheffield District 1979-84:
Chair, British Labour Party Group 1979-84
Region (GNN)
Yorkshire & Humberside

SOURCE: www.parliament.uk