Rosie Winterton

Rosie Winterton

Infobox MP
honorific-prefix = The Rt Hon
name = Rosie Winterton
honorific-suffix = MP

office = Minister of State for Work and Pensions
and Minister for Yorkshire & the Humber
term_start = 24 January 2008
term_end =
predecessor = Caroline Flint
successor =
primeminister = Gordon Brown
constituency_MP2 = Doncaster Central
parliament2 =
majority2 = 9,802 (28.5%)
predecessor2 = Harold Walker
successor2 = Incumbent
term_start2 = 1 May 1997
term_end2 =
birth_date = Birth date and age|1958|08|10|df=yes
birth_place = Leicester
death_date =
death_place =
nationality = British
spouse =
party = Labour
relations =
children =
residence =
alma_mater = University of Hull
occupation =
profession =
religion =

website =
footnotes =
The Right Honourable Rosalie Winterton, known as Rosie Winterton (born August 10, 1958 [ [ "BBC News" biography of Winterton] ] in Leicester [,,-5627.html "Guardian Unlimited" Politics - Ask Aristotle: Rosie Winterton MP] ] ) is a British politician, and Labour member of Parliament for the South Yorkshire constituency of Doncaster Central. Winterton is currently a Minister of State at the Department for Work and Pensions as well as Minister for Yorkshire and the Humber.

Early life

Educated at Danum Grammar School for Girls (now called [ Danum School] ) on "Danum Road".] and then reading for a BA in History at the University of Hull [ 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 Council for two years until 1988 and then for a further two for the Royal College of Nursing until 1990.] . After working for four years in the private sector, as MD of [ 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..]

Parliamentary career

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 [ [,,-5627%2c00.html "Guardian" political elections data] ] . She entered government in 2001, serving as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Lord Chancellor's Department, and became a Minister of State at the Department for Health in June 2003; in January 2006 her responsibilities were changed to Health Services [ [ "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 [ [ Number 10 press release announcing the appointment] ] , and she was sworn in on 19 July 2006.

In June 2007, she was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Transport by the new Prime Minister, Gordon Brown [ [ 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 State for Pensions at the Department for Work and Pensions in the October 2008 reshuffle, retaining her Ministerial brief for Yorkshire and the Humber.

Voting record

How Rosie Winterton voted on key issues since 2001 ( [ 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.

Personal life

She is not related to the Conservative Party politicians Sir Nicholas and Ann Winterton.


External links

* [ Winterton's official ePolitix site]
* [ - Rosie Winterton MP]
* ["Mail on Sunday" 2006 profile]
* [ BBC Politics]

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