Frank Dobson

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Frank Dobson
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Secretary of State for Health
In office
2 May 1997 – 11 October 1999
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Preceded byStephen Dorrell
Succeeded byAlan Milburn
Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment
In office
20 October 1994 – 2 May 1997
LeaderTony Blair
Preceded byChris Smith
Succeeded byJohn Gummer
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
In office
21 October 1993 – 20 October 1994
LeaderJohn Smith
Margaret Beckett (Acting)
Tony Blair
Preceded byJohn Prescott
Succeeded byMichael Meacher
Shadow Secretary of State for Employment
In office
18 July 1992 – 21 October 1993
LeaderJohn Smith
Preceded byTony Blair
Succeeded byJohn Prescott
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy
In office
2 November 1989 – 18 July 1992
LeaderNeil Kinnock
Preceded byJohn Prescott
Succeeded byRobin Cook (Trade and Industry)
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
In office
13 July 1987 – 2 November 1989
LeaderNeil Kinnock
Preceded byPeter Shore
Succeeded byJack Cunningham
Member of Parliament
for Holborn and St. Pancras
Holborn and St Pancras South (1979–1983)
In office
3 May 1979 – 30 March 2015
Preceded byLena Jeger
Succeeded byKeir Starmer
Personal details
Born(1940-03-15)15 March 1940
York, England
Died11 November 2019(2019-11-11) (aged 79)
Political partyLabour
Alma materLondon School of Economics

Frank Gordon Dobson (15 March 1940 – 11 November 2019) was a British Labour Party politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Holborn and St. Pancras from 1979 to 2015.

He worked in the Tony Blair Cabinet as Secretary of State for Health from 1997 to 1999, and was the official Labour Party candidate for Mayor of London in 2000, ultimately finishing third in the election behind Conservative Steven Norris and the winner, Labour-turned-Independent Ken Livingstone.

Dobson retired at the 2015 general election.[1]

Dobson died on 11 November 2019 at the age of 79.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Camden New Journal,Labour's Frank Dobson 'set to tell party he will step down as MP after 35 years', 5 June 2014 Archived 14 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Taylor, Harry (12 November 2019). "Frank Dobson: Former Holborn and St Pancras MP dies aged 79". Ham & High. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  3. "Frank Dobson: Ex-Labour minister dies aged 79". BBC News. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.