Alan Campbell


Alan Campbell was re-elected MP for Tynemouth on May 7th 2015 with 25791 votes, taking 48.2% of the vote.

Alan Campbell was born and bred in Consett and went to the Blackfyne Grammar School (in the year above the actress Denise Welch) on Durham Road (A691), Blackhill in the town before attending the University of Lancaster where he was awarded a BA in Politics. He then gained a PGCE at the University of Leeds, before finishing his education at the Newcastle Polytechnic with a MA in History. He began his career as a teacher at Whitley Bay High School in 1981, after eight years there he became the Head of the Sixth Form at the Hirst High School on Lichfield Close in Ashington, then head of department, where he remained until he was elected to the British House of Commons.

He contested the Conservative-held marginal constituency of Tynemouth at the 1997 general election where he defeated Martin Callanan by 11,273 votes. He made his maiden speech on 2 June 1997. Following his election, Alan Campbell was a member of the Public Accounts Select Committee for the duration of his first parliament. After the 2001 General Election he became the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Minister of State at the Cabinet Office Gus Macdonald, and in 2003 became the PPS to Adam Ingram at the Ministry of Defence. He entered the government of Tony Blair after the 2005 General Election as an assistant Whip, being promoted to a full whip in 2006. In October 2008 he was promoted to be a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Home Office.

His voting record since 2001 shows him to be very strongly in favour of: foundation hospitals, top-up fees for students, anti-terrorism laws, the war in Iraq, replacing Trident, against hunting and against a transparent Parliament. He never rebels against his Party in Parliament.

On 5 October 2008, Campbell was shuffled from the Whips’ Office to the Home Office as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State.

He is a keen angler and season ticket holder at Sunderland Football Club.

Constituency: Tynemouth

Constituency Address: 99 Howard Street
North Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE30 1NA

Constituency Tel: 0191 257 1927

Date of Birth: 8 July 1957


Party: Labour

Personal Website:

Westminster Address: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Westminster Tel: 020 7219 6619


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