Paddy Tipping

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Paddy Tipping (born 24 October 1949, Halifax, Yorkshire) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sherwood from 1992 to 2010.

Tipping is Nottingham's first Police and Crime Commissioner, having stood as Labour's candidate to become the shire's first directly-elected police commissioner in 2012.[1]


Tipping was Parliamentary Secretary to the Privy Council office (1999-2001) and at the same time Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, and was Deputy Leader of the House of Commons for the second time in 2007. He was Chairman of the sub-committee on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (2001-2005).[2]

Pro-nuclear activities

Celebrating PGES anniversary with EDF Energy Chairman

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Tipping is a former chairman of the House of Commons Associate Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies (PGES). In March 2010 while he was still at the helm, PGES celebrated its 30th anniversary with a high level reception at 11 Downing Street 'by kind permission of the Chancellor of the Exchequer'. Attendees included EDF Energy chief executive Vincent de Rivaz; the then Energy Minister Rt Hon Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE; founder Secretary David Lambie; Maggie Darling and the then Chairman Paddy Tipping MP.

Urgent need to push ahead on new build

In November 2008 at a Labour Party conference fringe meeting organised by Nuclear Dialogue, Tipping called for ministers 'to press ahead with the building of a new generation of stations' saying he was fed up with the 'endless' white papers produced on energy policy.

"We have an agenda, what we don't have is action," he said. "We need to have early decisions to bring new nuclear on stream. Companies like EDF are interested in investing in nuclear in this country and I believe the government has to facilitate discussions and back nuclear power."[3]


  • Non-executive Chairman,[4] North Nottinghamshire LIFT Company Limited ( - company developing primary care estate in the region. Approved by ACOBA subject to him "not becom[ing] personally involved in lobbying UK Ministers or Crown officials, including Special Advisers, on behalf of either company, or any of their shareholders, for a year after leaving office"[5]

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Notes and References

  1. Former MP Paddy Tipping Labour police commissioner candidate, BBC News, 18 June 2012, acc 30 October 2013
  2. Tipping, Paddy, About Paddy, accessed 28 November 2008.
  3. 21st September 2008 MP calls for urgent nuclear decision, acc 30 October 2013
  4. They Work For You, Paddy Tipping MP, accessed 28 November 2008.
  5. The Advisory Committee on Business Appointments Tenth Report 2008-2009 Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, accessed 7 November 2014