Helen Goodman

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Helen Goodman

British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Bishop Auckland since 2005, and was the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for in the Department for Work and Pensions until 2010 with responsibility for Child Poverty and childcare add

Category: Religion

Born in 1958.

Countries: United Kingdom (56%), (17%), Germany (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: County Durham, Ed Miliband, Reg Race

Linked to: Department for Work and Pensions, Labour Party, Somerville College, Oxford, Public Accounts Committee

 

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Helen Goodman was born in 1958 add something

 

"'Helen Catherine Goodman"' is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Bishop Auckland since 2005, and was the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for in the Department for Work and Pensions until 2010 with responsibility for Child Poverty and childcare add something


1995

On leaving Oxford she worked as a researcher for the Labour MP Phillip Whitehead and from 1995 she worked as the head of strategy at HM Treasury until she stood down in 1997 add something


1998

She was a director at the Commission on the Future for Multi Ethnic Britain before she was appointed the head of strategy at The Children's Society in 1998 add something


2001

Following the retirement of Tony Benn at the 2001 general election she tried unsuccessfully to be selected for Chesterfield losing out for Labour's nomination to the former MP for Wood Green Reg Race add something


2005

She was selected as the Labour candidate for to the County Durham seat of Bishop Auckland at the 2005 General Election through an All-Women Shortlist following the retirement of the veteran Labour MP Derek Foster add something

 

She was a member of the Public Accounts Committee from May 2005 to April 2007 before becoming a Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Ministry of Justice add something

 

She made her maiden speech on 25 May 2005 add something

 

Shildon - Shildon is part of the Bishop Auckland parliamentary constituency, which has been represented since 2005 by Helen Goodman MP for the Labour Party


2007

In June 2007 she was appointed Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, before being made a whip in October 2008 add something


2009

On 19th May 2009 the Daily Telegraph revealed that Goodman had claimed £519,31 for use of a cottage on her expenses, and had submitted hotel bills dated two months prior to her becoming an MP. Goodman argued that she was carrying out Parliamentary business when using the cottage and thus her claim was accepted add something

 

She left this role in June 2009 to become a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions add something


2010

After the 2010 General Election, Goodman nominated Ed Miliband to be the leader of the Labour Party add something

 

In 2010 she ran a successful campaign in conjunction with The Northern Echo Newspaper to save the Zurbaran paintings at Auckland Castle when the Commissioners of the Church of England threatened to sell them add something


2011

In October 2011 she became Shadow Minister for Media add something


2013

In February 2013, appalled at the impact of the "bedroom tax" on her constituents, she tried to live for a week on £18 add something

 

In October 2013 she was given responsibility for Labour's Arts policy add something


2014

In June 2014, Goodman was invited to give a speech at the opening of a village fair at Ingleton, County Durham in the parliamentary constituency which she had represented for nine years add something

 

On 3 December 2014, she became Shadow Minister for Welfare Reform as part of a small reshuffle by Ed Miliband add something


2015

In October 2015 Goodman attracted criticism from fellow MPs over a tweet mentioning Jeremy Hunt's wife add something


2016

From 9th June 2016 - 12th June 2016 she attended the 64th annual Bilderberg Conference in Dresden, Germany add something

 

From 9 June 2016 - 12 June 2016 she attended the 64th annual Bilderberg Conference in Dresden, Germany add something


2017

In 2017 she took part in a campaign to save the DWP office in Bishop Auckland from closure add something

 

She raised questions in Parliament regarding the proposed office closure and took part in a match and Rally opposing the closure on 18 March 2017 add something

 

Barnard Castle - It is part of the Bishop Auckland parliamentary constituency, which as of 2017 is represented in parliament by Helen Goodman , though with a small majority over the Conservatives


2018

In December 2018, Goodman supported the United Kingdom remaining in a customs union with the European Union add something


2019

In March 2019, during the indicative vote held by MPs to decide which version of Brexit that they supported, Goodman voted to remain in the customs union add something