Derby South (UK Parliament constituency)

Derby South (/ˈdɑːrbi/) is a constituency[n 1] formed of part of the city of Derby represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1983 by veteran MP Margaret Beckett of the Labour Party. She has served under the Labour governments of Harold Wilson, James Callaghan, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. She became interim Leader of the Labour Party in 1994 when John Smith suddenly died. She has also served under the leaders of Neil Kinnock and Smith himself. [n 2]

Derby South
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Derby South in Derbyshire for the 2010 general election
Location of Derbyshire within England
CountyDerbyshire
Electorate72,048 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsDerby, Pear Tree
Current constituency
Created1950
Member of ParliamentMargaret Beckett (Labour)
Number of membersOne
Created fromDerby