Alan Campbell (politician)

Sir Alan Campbell (born 8 July 1957) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tynemouth since 1997. He was appointed as Chief Whip of the Labour Party in May 2021.


Sir Alan Campbell

Official portrait, 2020
Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Commons
Assumed office
9 May 2021
LeaderKeir Starmer
Preceded byNick Brown
Opposition Deputy Chief Whip in the House of Commons
In office
8 October 2010  9 May 2021
LeaderEd Miliband
Harriet Harman (Acting)
Jeremy Corbyn
Keir Starmer
Preceded byJohn Randall
Succeeded byLilian Greenwood
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Crime Reduction
In office
5 October 2008  11 May 2010
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byVernon Coaker
Succeeded byJames Brokenshire
Lord Commissioner of the Treasury
In office
5 May 2006  5 October 2008
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Gordon Brown
Preceded byVernon Coaker
Succeeded byTony Cunningham
Member of Parliament
for Tynemouth
Assumed office
1 May 1997
Preceded byNeville Trotter
Majority4,857 (8.7%)
Personal details
Born (1957-07-08) 8 July 1957 (age 64)
Consett, County Durham, England
NationalityBritish
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)Jayne Lamont
Alma materLancaster University
University of Leeds
Northumbria University
WebsiteOfficial website