Rt Hon John Healey MP

John Healey is the Labour MP for Wentworth and Dearne, and has been an MP continuously since 1 May 1997. He currently undertakes the role of Shadow Secretary of State for Defence.

Parliamentary career

Find out about the Parliamentary career of John Healey, including posts and roles held.

Current

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Previous

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Representations

Wentworth
Elected 3 times
1 May 1997 - 6 May 2010
Commons

Elections contested

Ryedale
9 April 1992
Commons

Government posts

Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Housing)
Department for Communities and Local Government
5 June 2009 - 6 May 2010
Commons
Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Local Government)
Department for Communities and Local Government
29 June 2007 - 5 June 2009
Commons
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)
HM Treasury
10 May 2005 - 28 June 2007
Commons
Economic Secretary (HM Treasury)
HM Treasury
30 May 2002 - 10 May 2005
Commons
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills)
Department for Education and Skills
11 June 2001 - 30 May 2002
Commons

Opposition posts

Shadow Secretary of State for Housing
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
9 January 2018 - 6 April 2020
Commons
Shadow Secretary of State for Housing
Department for Communities and Local Government
7 October 2016 - 9 January 2018
Commons
Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning)
Department for Communities and Local Government
14 September 2015 - 27 June 2016
Commons
Shadow Secretary of State for Health
Department of Health
8 October 2010 - 7 October 2011
Commons
Shadow Minister (Housing)
Department for Communities and Local Government
12 May 2010 - 8 October 2010
Commons

Committee memberships

Public Accounts Committee
20 July 2005 - 19 November 2007
Commons
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
2 November 2007 - 12 October 2009
Commons