About Toby



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. In this year’s General Election Toby increased his vote share from 48 percent to 55 percent.

Toby was the Shadow Minister for Armed Forces up until June last year, he has served as Shadow Minister for Small Business, Shadow Minister for Children and Families and sat on the DCLG and International Trade Select Committees.

Before 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.

Toby has lived in Chesterfield for all of his adult life. He has two children, Lewis and Chloe.

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 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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