Frank Dobson MP

Frank Dobson has been an MP in Camden for over thirty years.  He was first elected as MP for Holborn & St Pancras South in 1979, and then for Holborn & St Pancras from 1983.  Prior to his election to Parliament he served as Leader of Camden Council.  In May 2010 Frank was elected for the eighth time with a majority of almost 10,000.

Frank was born in 1940 and grew up near York.  He was educated at Archbishop Holgate Grammar school, York and the London School of Economics.  He worked for 12 years for the Central Electricity Generating Board and the Electricity Council.  From 1975 he served as an Assistant Secretary in the Local Ombudsman’s Office.

He was Opposition Spokesperson on Education from 1981-83, Shadow Health Minister from 1983-87, Shadow Leader of the House and Campaigns Co-ordinator from 1987-89, Shadow Energy Secretary from 1989-92, Shadow Employment Secretary from 1992-93, Shadow Transport Secretary from 1993-94, Shadow Environment Secretary from 1994 until May 1997 and Shadow Minister for London from October 1993 to May 1997.  He was Secretary of State for Health from May 1997 until October 1999 when he resigned his Cabinet position to seek the Labour Party nomination to become Mayor for London.

Frank includes walking, the theatre and watching cricket and football as his main leisure pursuits and the problems of central London, transport, energy, South Africa, children’s play, redistribution of wealth and getting a better deal for individuals as his special political interests. He is married with three children.

Contact Frank

Rt Hon Frank Dobson MP
House of Commons
London, SW1A 0AA

Tel: 020 7219 4452 / 5840
Fax: 020 7219 6956


There is no need to book an appointment, simply turn up:

  • 1st Friday of each month. 7.00pm at Camden Town Hall, WC1H 9JE. Judd Street entrance.
  • 1st Saturday of each month. 11.00am at the Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt Street, NW1 1BD

Special advice surgeries are arranged on an ad hoc basis. Please phone my office on 020 7219 4452 to find out more.