"Shaun Anthony Woodward" is a British politician who was the Labour Party (UK)/Labour Member of Parliament (UK)/Member of Parliament (MP) for St Helens South (UK Parliament constituency)/St Helens South from United Kingdom general election, 2001/2001 to United Kingdom general election, 2015/2015. He served in the Cabinet of the United Kingdom/cabinet from 28 June 2007 to 11 May 2010 as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Following the 2010 general election, Woodward was the Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland until 7 October 2011, when he was replaced by Vernon Coaker.
A former television researcher and producer, Woodward began his political career in the Conservative Party (UK)/Conservative Party. He was elected in United Kingdom general election, 1997/1997 as a Conservative MP for Witney (UK Parliament constituency)/Witney, but joined Labour in 1999.More Shaun Woodward on Wikipedia.