John Denham

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John Denham MP

John Denham was the Labour MP for Southampton Itchen from 1992 to 2015.

In 2011 Denham announced he would not be standing in the 2015 general election.[1] He was replaced by Rowenna Davis who lost to the Conservative Party's Royston Smith by 2,316 votes.[2]

Parliamentary roles

He was Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills 2007-09, and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 2009-10.[3]


In 2011 Denham received donations of £4,697.71 and £4,657.95 from private equity firm owner Nigel Doughty.[4]


  1. Dan Kerins Denham to stand down as MP Daily Echo, 7 October 2011, 14 May 2015.
  2. BBC News Southampton Itchen, accessed 14 May 2015.
  3. Rt Hon Mr John Denham,, accessed 15 May 2013.
  4. Electoral Commission, Donation Search, accessed 4 March 2015