Nick Raynsford was re-elected MP for Greenwich and Woolwich in May 2010 with a majority of 10,153.
Raynsford was first elected a Member of Parliament (MP) for the Labour Party in a by-election in Fulham Constituency in 1986, but at the 1987 General Election lost to Conservative candidate Matthew Carrington.
He then became MP for Greenwich at the 1992 general election, and at the 1997 general election he won the re-drawn seat of Greenwich & Woolwich. He retained the seat at the 2001 and 2005 general elections, with majorities of 13,433 and 10,146 respectively.
In Parliament Raynsford was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Roy Hattersley and an Opposition spokesman 1993-97. When Labour came to power in 1997 he was appointed a Parliamentary Under Secretary in the Department of the Environment, Transport and Regions, and was promoted to Minister of State in the department 1999-2001. He was Deputy Minister of State in the reorganised Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions 2001-02, and in the again reorganised Office of the Deputy Prime Minister 2002-2005, with special responsibility for local government, English regions, electoral law, fire, health and safety and London.
After the 2005 general election Raynsford returned to the backbenches.
Date of Birth
28 January 1945
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