Dave Watts

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Dave Watts was the Member of Parliament (MP) for the British Labour Party for St Helens North from 1997 to 2015.[1]

Watts entered Parliament in the May 1997 General election with a majority of 13,962 votes.[1]

Watts announced in January 2015 he would be retiring at the 2015 general election.[2] He was succeeded by Conor McGinn, who held the seat for the party.[3]

All-Party Parliamentary Groups

As at March 2010 Watts sits on the following All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs): [4]

Voting Record

  • Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament.[1]
  • Voted strongly for the Iraq war.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 They Work For You They Work for You, accessed 23 March 2010
  2. St Helens Star Dave Watts to stand down as St Helens North MP, 3 January 2015, accessed 22 May 2015.
  3. BBC News St Helens North, accessed 22 May 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Parliament.UK Register of All-Party Groups, accessed 23 March 2010