About Toby

Toby Perkins  is Labour’s Member of Parliament for Chesterfield. Toby was elected on Thursday 6th May 2010, after two and a half years of campaigning for Labour to take the seat from the Liberal Democrats. The victory for Toby Perkins and the Labour Party in Chesterfield was one of the most sensational anywhere in the country, with Labour defying a national trend to win back Chesterfield with a 3.9% swing.

Toby’s campaign majored on the need to get more jobs into Chesterfield and to protect key public services. After the election result led to a new Conservative and Lib Dem coalition government, the need for strong action to protect local jobs and services is more urgent than ever before.

As Labour’s MP, I will be holding regular surgeries, in Chesterfield and Staveley. If you are a constituent of mine in Chesterfield, then please telephone the office on 01246 386286 or email or write to us.

My Biography

Toby Perkins was born on 12th August 1970. His Father VF Perkins is still a University lecturer at Warwick University and his Mother Teresa Perkins lectured at Sheffield Hallam University until her death in 2005. His Great Grandfather, the playwright Sir AP Herbert, was the last MP for Oxford University before his seat was abolished by Clement Attlee‘s Labour Government!

Toby attended Trinity School, Leamington Spa, and Silverdale School in Sheffield, before leaving at the age of 17 to start on a YTS scheme for a Sheffield computer firm.

In 1991 at the age of 20 Toby first came to Chesterfield to work for CCS Media in IT Sales.

Toby outside of 10 Downing StreetHe was married to Susan Beverley Francis at Chesterfield Parish Church (aka the Crooked Spire) in 1996. They have two children Lewis (born 1998) and Chloe (2003).

Toby worked in the Recruitment industry for eight years before, in 2004 launching the Rugby clothing company Club Rugby. The company will now be run by his wife, whilst it is prepared for sale.

In 2003 Toby was elected to Chesterfield Borough Council as Councillor for the Rother Ward and re-elected in 2007. On election to the parliament in May 2010, he wrote to the Borough Council to inform them that he no longer wished to receive a Councillors allowance.

Toby is involved in local campaigns to oppose a waste incinerator in Dunston and an asbestos transfer station in Old Whittington.


I am Toby Perkins, Labour's Member of Parliament for Chesterfield. I was elected on May 6th 2010.

I hold regular surgeries in Chesterfield and Staveley so that constituents can meet me and I can take up their concerns. If you want to make an appointment, then please contact my office.

Thank you for visiting. Please feel free to contact me with any issues.

Contact Toby

Tel: 01246 386286
Email: toby.perkins.mp@parliament.uk


I hold regular surgeries for my constituents.
Please call 01246 386286 or email toby.perkins.mp@parliament.uk to make a booking.

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