- Karen Buck
name = Karen Buck
constituency_MP =Regent's Park and Kensington North
majority = 6,131 (15.1%)
predecessor = "new constituency"
1 May 1997
birth_date = Birth date and age|1958|05|30|df=yes
Castlederg, County Tyrone
nationality = British
spouse = Barrie Taylor
party = Labour
London School of Economics
Karen Patricia Buck (born 30 August 1958) British
politician. She is the Labour member of Parliamentfor Regent's Park and Kensington North and a former Parliamentary Under Secretary of Stateat the Department for Transport.
Castlederg, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, she was educated at the Chelmsford County High School for Girlsand the London School of Economics, from where she was awarded a BSc and a MSc in Economics, and a MA in Social Policyand Administration. She joined the Labour Party in 1978. In 1979, she became a research and development worker with [http://www.outset.org.uk Outset] , a charity working with disabled people, before joining the Hackney Borough Council in 1983 initially as a senior disability officer, and from 1986 a public healthofficer. She went to work for the Labour Party in 1987 as a health directorate researcher, becoming a campaign strategy coordinator in 1992. She was elected as a councillor to the City of WestminsterCouncil in 1990 and remained on the council until her election to parliament in 1997.
Karen Buck contested the new seat of Regent's Park and Kensington North after being chosen from an all-female shortlist, a seat based largely on the former Westminster North held narrowly by the Conservative former minister
John Wheeler. Wheeler retired, and Karen Buck was elected at the 1997 General Election as the Labour MP for Regent's Park and Kensington North with a majority of 14,657 and has been the MP there since. She made her maiden speechon June 17, 1997.
Following her election to parliament, Karen Buck joined the Social Security Select Committee, and after the 2001 General Election on the
Work and Pensions Select Committee. In 2001, her appointment as an Assistant Government Whip was announced without her knowledge and consent. She declined to take up the post. However, she did became a member of Tony Blair's government in the wake of the 2005 General Election as the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport.
Karen Buck made her name whilst a councillor at Westminster when she was involved in exposing fraudulent behaviour of
Shirley Porter[http://www.bushywood.com/dame_shirley_porter.htm] and the Homes for Votes scandal. Her constituency houses both Notting Hillthe home of the carnival, and Lord's Cricket Groundthe home of cricketand the Marylebone Cricket Club.
She is married to Barrie Taylor and they have a son.
* [http://www.karenbuck.org.uk Karen Buck MP] official site
* [http://karenbuckmp.wordpress.com Her blog]
* [http://www.dft.gov.uk/stellent/groups/dft_about/documents/page/dft_about_037774.hcsp Department for Transport - Karen Buck MP] official biography
* [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/person/0,9290,-697,00.html Guardian Unlimited Politics - Ask Aristotle: Karen Buck MP]
* [http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/karen_buck/regent's_park_and_kensington_north TheyWorkForYou.com - Karen Buck MP]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/mpdb/html/474.stm BBC Politics page]
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