Alan Campbell

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The Right Honourable
Alan Campbell
MP
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Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Office
In office
5 October 2008 – 11 May 2010
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Preceded by Vernon Coaker
Succeeded by Lynne Featherstone
Member of Parliament
for Tynemouth
Assumed office
1 May 1997
Preceded by Neville Trotter
Majority 11,666 (20.5%)
Personal details
Born (1957-07-08) 8 July 1957 (age 62)
Website parliament..alan-campbell


Alan Campbell MP (born 8 July 1957) has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tynemouth since 1997. He served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Home Office]] from 2008 until 2010, and is currently the Deputy Chief Whip.

Parliamentary career

He contested the Conservative-held marginal constituency of Tynemouth at the 1997 general election where he defeated Martin Callanan by 11,273 votes. 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. On 5 October 2008, Campbell was promoted to the Home Office as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State.

At the 2010 General Election Alan Campbell was one of the very few Labour MPs re-elected by an increased majority. After Edward Miliband was appointed party leader, he was appointed Deputy Chief Whip of the Labour Party, serving under Rosie Winterton as Chief Whip].