- Rosie Winterton
honorific-prefix = The Rt Hon
name = Rosie Winterton
honorific-suffix = MP
Minister of Statefor Work and Pensions
and Minister for Yorkshire & the Humber
24 January 2008
constituency_MP2 = Doncaster Central
majority2 = 9,802 (28.5%)
predecessor2 = Harold Walker
1 May 1997
birth_date = Birth date and age|1958|08|10|df=yes
nationality = British
party = Labour
University of Hull
footnotes = The Right Honourable Rosalie Winterton, known as Rosie Winterton (born
August 10, 1958[ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/mpdb/html/194.stm "BBC News" biography of Winterton] ] in Leicester[http://politics.guardian.co.uk/person/0,,-5627.html "Guardian Unlimited" Politics - Ask Aristotle: Rosie Winterton MP] ] ) is a British politician, and Labour member of Parliamentfor the South Yorkshireconstituency of Doncaster Central. Winterton is currently a Minister of Stateat the Department for Work and Pensionsas well as Minister for Yorkshire and the Humber.
Educated at Danum Grammar School for Girls (now called [http://www.danum.org Danum School] ) on "Danum Road".] and then reading for a BA in History at the
University of Hull[http://www.dh.gov.uk/AboutUs/MinistersAndDepartmentLeaders/MinisterOverview/MinistersBiography/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4110148&chk=HfXq6M Department of Health - Rosie Winterton MP] official biography] in 1979, Winterton first worked as John Prescott's Constituency Personal Assistant from 1980 until 1986.] , and then Parliamentary Officers, first for Southwark Councilfor two years until 1988 and then for a further two for the Royal College of Nursinguntil 1990.] . After working for four years in the private sector, as MD of [http://www.connectpa.co.uk Connect Public Affairs] , Winterton returned to politics to assist John Prescott in 1994, as the Head of Office for the then-deputy Party Leader until 1997..]
Winterton became an MP in the 1997 election, serving the safe Labour seat of Doncaster Central constituency with a vote share exceeding 50% in each general election since then [ [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/person/candidacies/0,,-5627%2c00.html "Guardian" political elections data] ] . She entered government in
2001, serving as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Statein the Lord Chancellor's Department, and became a Minister of Stateat the Department for Health in June 2003; in January 2006 her responsibilities were changed to Health Services [ [http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?mpn=Rosie_Winterton&mpc=Doncaster+Central "Public Whip" page about Winterton] ] , including responsibility for Dentistry. She presided over the introduction of the new NHS dental contract of April 2006.
In June 2006, she was appointed to the Privy Council [ [http://www.number-10.gov.uk/output/Page9749.asp Number 10 press release announcing the appointment] ] , and she was sworn in on
19 July 2006.
2007, she was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Transportby the new Prime Minister, Gordon Brown[ [http://www.number10.gov.uk/output/Page12240.asp List of Her Majesty's Government on Downing Street Website] ] . Winterton was subsequently appointed Minister for Yorkshire and the Humber in addition to her DfT responsibilities on January 24 2008. She was promoted to Minister of Statefor Pensions at the Department for Work and Pensionsin the October 2008reshuffle, retaining her Ministerial brief for Yorkshire and the Humber.
How Rosie Winterton voted on key issues since 2001 ( [http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/rosie_winterton/doncaster_central They Work For You] ):
* Voted against a transparent Parliament
* Voted moderately for introducing a smoking ban.
* Voted strongly for introducing ID cards.
* Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals.
* Voted strongly for introducing student top-up fees.
* Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws.
* Voted very strongly for the Iraq war.
* Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war.
* Voted very strongly for replacing Trident.
* Voted moderately for the hunting ban.
* Voted very strongly for equal gay rights.
* Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
* [http://www.epolitix.com/EN/MPWebsites/Rosie+Winterton Winterton's official ePolitix site]
* [http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/rosie_winterton/doncaster_central TheyWorkForYou.com - Rosie Winterton MP]
* [http://iaindale.blogspot.com/2006/07/mail-on-sunday-profiles-rosie.html"Mail on Sunday" 2006 profile]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/mpdb/html/194.stm BBC Politics]
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