Alan Meale


He went to St Joseph RC School in Bishop Auckland. He has studied at Durham University, Ruskin College and Sheffield Hallam University.

He started out as a seaman in the Merchant Navy, then from 1977-80 was National Employment Development Officer of NACRO. From 1980-4, he was assistant to the General Secretary of ASLEF. He had previously been an officer of the Socialist Campaign Group. From 1984-7, he was a political researcher for MPs including Dennis Skinner and Tony Benn. He was PPS to John Prescott from 1994-9.

He married Diana Gilhespy on March 10 1983. They have a son and daughter.

Constituency: Mansfield

Constituency Address: 85 West Gate, Mansfield, NG 19 1RT

Constituency Tel: 01623 660531

Date of Birth: 31 July 1949


Party: Labour

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

Westminster Tel: 020 7219 4159

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