Kevin Barron


Kevin Barron was re-elected as MP for Rother Valley on May 7th 2015 with 20501 votes, taking 43.6% of the vote.

In 1983 Peter Hardy, the Labour MP for Rother Valley, decided to switch constituencies and chose to fight the equally safe neighbouring new seat of Wentworth. With NUM backing Kevin Barron secured the nomination and was duly elected as the Labour MP for Rother Valley at the 1983 General Election.

In 1985 Kevin Barron was made a Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition Neil Kinnock, a position he held until the 1987 General Election. Kinnock gave Barron a frontbench job in 1988 as an opposition spokesman on Energy but he was dropped following the 1992 General Election. Barron was returned to the front bench as a spokesman on Employment by the new leader John Smith, and after Smith’s death Tony Blair moved Barron to speak on Health matters.

Kevin Barron was a leading figure in the campaign to rewrite Clause IV under the new leadership of Tony Blair and it came as a surprise that there was no job in government for him after the victorious 1997 General Election.

Barron served for eight years on the senior Intelligence and Security Committee and was made a Privy Councillor in 2001. He was made Chairman of the influential Health Select Committee after the 2005 General Election.

Barron has been a Member of the General Medical Council since 1999, and is passionately anti smoking.

Constituency: Rother Valley

Constituency Address: 9 Lordens Hill, Dinnington, Sheffield, S25 2QE

Constituency Tel: 01909 568611

Date of Birth: 26 October 1946


Party: Labour

Personal Website:

Westminster Address: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Westminster Tel: 020 7219 4432 020 7219 6306


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