About Toby

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Toby Perkins became MP for Chesterfield in the General Election of 2010, overturning a Liberal Democrat majority to take back the seat for Labour by 549 votes.

After five years of hard work representing the town he was returned with a hugely enhanced majority of over 13,000 at the 2015 General Election.

Toby is currently Shadow Minister for Armed Forces.

Previous to this he served as Shadow Minister for Small Businesses within Labour’s BIS team, where he was responsible for Labour’s policies on access to finance, late payments, regional growth and pubs amongst many others.

Prior to this he was Shadow Minister for Children and Families and until autumn 2010 sat on the DCLG Select Committee.

Toby in ChezBefore becoming an MP Toby was a Chesterfield Councillor and ran his own small business supplying rugby clothing, as well as being a shareholder in a social enterprise providing nursery care to one of the most deprived areas of Chesterfield.

Having worked in the private sector for his entire career prior to entering Parliament Toby has a thorough understanding of the challenges facing small businesses in the current economic climate.

He married Suzie in Chesterfield’s famous Crooked Spire.  They have two children, Lewis and Chloe, who attend local comprehensive schools.

Outside of politics Toby is a massive sports fan.  He previously played Rugby Union for Sheffield Tigers and is a qualified coach.  Today he puts his six feet six inch frame to good use as the goalkeeper for the Parliamentary Football Team.


If you would like to book an appointment to speak to Toby at one of his regular surgeries, please call 01246 386286.


I am Toby Perkins, Labour's Member of Parliament for Chesterfield. If you would like to get in touch with me, my office is open and can be reached by phone on 01246 386 286. I also hold regular surgeries in Chesterfield and Staveley so that constituents can meet me and I can take up their concerns. If you would like to make an appointment then please do contact my office. Thank you for visiting.

Contact Toby

Tel: 01246 386286
Email: toby.perkins.mp@parliament.uk
Post: 113 Saltergate, Chesterfield, S40 1NF


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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