Jeff Rooker

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Baron Rooker or Jeffrey Rooker served as the Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Perry Barr from 1974 to 2001.

On 16 June 2001, he was created a life peer with the title Baron Rooker of Perry Barr in the Country of the West Midlands.

From 2009 until 2013 he sat as an independent member of the House of Lords having been appointed Chairman of the Food Standards Agency.[1]

Having left this position, he took up the Labour whip once more.



  1. Lord Rooker appointed Chairman of the Food Standards Agency13 July 2009, accessed 24 September 2015
  2. Food and Health APPG Register Feb 16,, accessed 19 February 2016