Stephen Byers
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"Stephen John Byers" is a British people/British Labour Party (UK)/Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tyneside (UK Parliament constituency)/North Tyneside from United Kingdom general election, 1997/1997 to United Kingdom general election, 2010/2010; in the previous parliament, from United Kingdom general election, 1992/1992, he represented Wallsend (UK Parliament constituency)/Wallsend. He did not contest the United Kingdom general election, 2010/2010 general election.

During Byers' ministerial career, he was Chief Secretary to the Treasury, President of the Board of Trade/Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, and Secretary of State for Transport/Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions in the Cabinet of the United Kingdom/Cabinet.

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We have the investigators on site as they are at the moment and they will give me their preliminary findings as soon as possible.

I know I have made mistakes.

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All of our thoughts must be with the families and friends of those who have been killed or injured today in this tragic accident.

These are measures which we will need to look at.