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Helen Jackson CBE

Member of Parliament
for Sheffield Hillsborough
In office
9 April 1992 – 5 May 2005
Preceded by Martin Flannery
Succeeded by Angela Smith

Born 19 May 1939 (1939-05-19) (age 70)
Nationality Birtish
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Keith Jackson
Alma mater St Hilda's College, Oxford

Helen Margaret Jackson CBE (born 19 May 1939) is a British politician. She was Labour member of Parliament for Sheffield Hillsborough from 1992 until she stepped down at the 2005 general election.

She went to the independent Berkhamsted School for Girls. She studied at St Hilda's College, Oxford where she gained an MA in Modern History in 1960. She went to the C.F. Mott College of Education (which later became Liverpool Polytechnic), gaining a Postgraduate certificate in Teaching in 1972. From 1960-1, she as assistant librarian at the Queen's College, Oxford. From 1961-2, she was an assistant teacher in Stoke on Trent. She was a teacher in Lancashire from 1972-4, and in Sheffield from 1974-80.

She was on the party's National Executive Committee.

She married Keith Jackson in 1960, but divorced in 1998. They have two sons and one daughter.

Jackson was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours for her services to the Women and Pensions Network and the community in South Yorkshire.[1]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Martin Flannery
Member of Parliament for Sheffield Hillsborough
Succeeded by
Angela Smith




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