Richard Caborn

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Richard Caborn (born 06 October 1943, Sheffield) was a British politician who was Labour MP for Sheffield Central from 1983 until his retirement at the 2010 general election. He also served a single term as an MEP from 1979 until 1984.[1]

He formerly served as Trade Minister, as well as Minister of Sport from 2001 until 2007.[2]

Caborn has been a director of Nuclear Management Partners since 2007. [3]


In December 2010 Caborn was rebuked for breaching UK Parliamentary lobbying rules. The Commons Standards and Privileges Committee recommended suspending his parliamentary pass for six months.

In November 2007 Caborn became a non-executive director of Nuclear Management Partners, which manages the Sellafield nuclear complex and is an alliance formed by AMEC a construction firm in the nuclear industry; nuclear clean-up specialists Washington Group International (bought out by URS Corporation) and France's Areva.[4]

Political career

Caborn left Parliament on 12 April 2010 and did not stand for re-election.

He served as the longest continuous Sports Minister from 2001-2007 at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport; Minister for Trade at the Department for Trade and Industry from 1999-2001 and from 1997-1999 was the Minister for the Regions, Regeneration and Planning at the Department for the Environment, Transport and the Regions. He was appointed to the Privy Council in 1999. Richard was Chairman of the Trade and Industry Select Committee 1992-1995. He was a member of the Opposition Trade and Industry Team between 1987 and 1990 and is a former member of the European Economic Community Select Committee. [5]


External resources

Notes and References

  1. BBC website, Richard Caborn, 16 October 2002, accessed 25 November 2008.
  2. BBC, "Caborn to stand down as city MP," 13 September 2007, accessed 25 November 2008.
  3. Richard Caborn], NMP website, accessed 15 August 2012
  4. Tim Webb, Caborn lands nuclear job with Amec, The Observer, Sunday 11 November 2007
  5. Our People: Richard Caborn, Nuclear Management Partners' website, accessed 19 May 2012
  6. Nuclear Management Partners, Company profile, accessed 25 November 2008.
  7. The Advisory Committee on Business Appointments Tenth Report 2008-2009 Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, accessed 7 November 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 The Advisory Committee on Business Appointments Ninth Report 2006-2008 Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, accessed 4 November 2014