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Alan Meale MP
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SIR ALAN MEALE MP
Personal Details: Married to Diana, one daughter Kelly, son deceased (Dylan).
Date of Birth:

31 July 1949
Bishop Auckland, Co Durham.

Youngest child of 4, of Albert and Elizabeth Meale who were both Engineers.

Educated: St Joseph’s RC School, Bishop Auckland.
Durham University.
Ruskin College, Oxford.
Sheffield Hallam University.
Fellow and Post-graduate Fellow of the Industry and Parliament Trust.
Fellow of the Armed Forces Scheme – Rank: Hon. Major.
Previous Occupations: Author, journalist, editor, development officer, trades union official, Political adviser and researcher.
Mansfield Office Details: 85 West Gate, Mansfield, Notts, NG18 1RT.
Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 12.30-4pm.
Saturday morning 10am and 12noon. Wednesday (closed).
Tel: 01623 660531
Email: alan.meale.mp@parliament.uk
Career: Member of Parliament for the Mansfield constituency since 1987.
Alan Meale was elected in 1987 with the then smallest majority at the General Election – 56 votes.
Front Bench Labour Whip 1992 – 1994.
Parliamentary Private Secretary to John Prescott MP 1994 – 1997.
Parliamentary Private Secretary to Rt Hon John Prescott MP, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party 1997 – 1998.
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Environment 1998 – 1999.
Whip and Deputy Leader of the UK delegation to the Council of Europe and the European Security and Defence Assembly 2000 – 2010.
Deputy Leader and Whip on the Labour Delegation to the Council of Europe 2010 – present day.
Member of Parliament’s Court of Referees 2000 – present day.
Member of the Speakers Panel 2008 – present day.
Chair of the Crossrail bill, London Docklands Railway Bill and Birmingham Road Rail Bill.
Member of the Board SSAFA (Armed Forces Social and Welfare Organisation) 1989 – 1993.
Member of the War Pensions Board 1989 – 1993.
Commonwealth War Graves Commissioner 2000 – 2009.
Alan Meale MP was knighted in the 2011 Honours List.
Awarded Honorary Citizenship of Louisiana - USA, Morphou – Cyprus and Mansfield, Ohio – USA.
Committees: Former Member of the European Select Committee.
Home Affairs Select Committee and Employment Select Committee.
Ex-Executive Member of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
Ex-Executive Member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.
Ex-Treasurer of the Parliamentary Football Committee.
Ex-Chair of the Parliamentary Cyprus Committee.
Vice Chair of the Parliamentary Ukraine Committee.
Ex-Secretary of the Parliamentary Animal Welfare Committee.
Joint Chair of the Parliamentary Racing and Bloodstocks Group.
Founder and Hon Life President of the Parliamentary Beer Industries Group.
Ex-Chair of the Council of Europe Committees on Sustainable Development, Local and Regional Democracy, Environment and Agriculture.
Chairman of the European Prize.
COE Official Rapporteur on Local and Regional Affairs.
COE Official Rapporteur on Local and Regional Affairs – Armenia.
Political: Ex-Chair of the PLP East Midlands group of Labour MPs 1995 – 1998.
Advisor to numerous figureheads, including:
  • Rt Hon Barbara Castle MP
  • Rt Hon Tony Benn MP
  • Lord John Prescott MP
  • Rt Hon Albert Booth MP
  • Rt Hon Michael Meacher MP
  • Ray Buckton, President UK TUC and General Secretary of ASLEF
  • Ken Gill, President UK TUC and General Secretary of TASS
  • Ex-Secretary and Founder Member of the Campaign Group of Labour MPs at Westminster
Hobbies/Interests: Thoroughbred Horse Breeding and Racing. Reading, football, European affairs and Cyprus.
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