Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP
All-Party Parliamentary University Group (Confirmed)
Roberta Blackman-Woods has been Member of Parliament for the City of Durham since she was first elected in 2005. Roberta is currently Shadow Minister for Planning and Local Government, having previously also been a Shadow Minister for International Development and for Housing. Roberta is the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Universities. Before entering Parliament, Roberta was an academic having been Dean of Social Sciences and Labour studies at Ruskin College, Oxford; and as Dean and Professor of Social Policy at the University of Northumbria. She was also a councillor in Newcastle and Oxford.