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Alan was born in Consett and went to Blackfyne Secondary School before attending the University of Lancaster where he gained a degree in politics. He qualified as a teacher at the University of Leeds before gaining a postgraduate degree in History at Newcastle Polytechnic. Alan taught at Whitley Bay High School then at Hirst High School in Ashington where he remained until becoming an MP in 1997.
From 1997 until 2001 Alan Campbell was a member of the Public Accounts Select Committee, the Labour Party Departmental Committees for Defence; Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and National Heritage/Culture, Media and Sport. He has also held the posts of Secretary and Treasurer of the Northern Group of Labour MPs.
Between 2001 and 2003 he held the post of Parliamentary Private Secretary to Lord Macdonald of Tradeston, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Alan was also a member of the Joint Committee on the Draft Charities Bill during the 2004-2005 Parliamentary Session.
Alan was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt Hon Adam Ingram MP, Armed Forces Minister. Following his re-election in May 2005, Alan was invited to join the Government as Assistant Whip. In 2006 Alan became a Lord Commissioner of Her Majestys Treasury (Government Whip).
On 6th October 2008 Alan was made Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Home Office.
Alan has also been a member of the Labour MP's Seaside and Coastal Towns Group, the All Party Small Shops Group and the All Party Fisheries Group.
PPS: to Lord Macdonald of Tradeston as Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 2001-03, to Adam Ingram as Minister of State, Ministry of Defence 2003-05; Assistant Government Whip 2005-06; Government Whip 2006-08; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Crime Reduction), Home Office 2008-10
Member: Public Accounts 1997-2001, Armed Forces Bill 2005-06, Selection 2006-08
Member for Tynemouth 1997-2010, for Tynemouth (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election
Education, constitutional reform, shipbuilding and offshore industries
Countries Of Interest
Falkland Islandsgeneral election 2010-Tynemouth
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