|Prime Minister of the United Kingdom|
May 12, 1994 - July 21, 1994
|Preceded by:||John Smith|
|Succeded by:||Neil Kinnock|
|Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom|
1991 - 1994
|Preceded by:||Roy Hattersley|
|Chief Secretary to the Treasury|
1989 - 1991
|Preceded by:||Gordon Brown|
January 15 1943, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire
|Children:||Sarah, Jane, Catherine|
University of Manchester
Margaret Beckett is a british Labour party politician who served as acting Prime Minister following the death of John Smith, as such she became the first woman prime minister of the UK.
She was defeated in the 1994 Labour leadership election.