Alan Meale MP - click for accessible pages   Member of Parliament for Mansfield
Alan Meale MP

Alan Meale's CV

Consituency Profile Nottinghamshire (Mining, Textiles and Brewing).
Party Labour
   
1987 GENERAL ELECTION
Majority 56 (smallest majority in Parliament at that election)
   
1992 GENERAL ELECTION
Alan Meale Lab 29,932
Gary Mond Con 18,208
Stuart Thompstone Lib Dem 6,925
     
Majority 11,724 (16.9% swing to a Candidate during the 1992 election)
     
1997 GENERAL ELECTION
Alan Meale Lab 30,556
Tim Frost Con 10,038
Philip Smith Lib Dem 5,244
Jim Bogusz Ref 1,588
     
Majority 20,518
     
PERSONAL DETAILS
Date of Birth 31 July 1949 (Bishop Auckland - County Durham)
Marital Status Married with two children - wife Diana
Education St Joseph's RC School
Bishop Aukland
Durham University
Sheffield Hallam University
Previous Occupations Author, Editor, Development Officer, Trade Union Official, Researcher, Political Adviser and Journalist
Address

Contact Details

Work: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 0171 219 3000

   
POLITICAL CAREER
Member of Parliament for Mansfield 1987 - Front Bench Labour Whip 1992 - 1994 ( Responsibilities Transport, Social Security and Home Affairs)
Parliamentary Private Secretary to John Prescot MP (Deputy Leader of the Labour Party) 1994 - 1997
Parliamentary Private Secretary to Rt hon John Prescott MP (Deputy Prime Minister) 1997 - 1998
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Environment 1998 - 1999
Ex-Executive Member, Inter Parliamentary Union and Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
Chairman, PLP East Midlands and Central Groups 1998 - 1995
Member of Parliamentary Court of Referees 1997 -
Former Member, European Legislation Select - Committee
Former Member, Home Affairs Select Committee
Ex-Vice Chairman, PLP Employment Committee
Ex-Treasurer, Parliamentary Football Committee
Chairman, British Cyprus Committee
Ex-Treasurer, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Cyprus (UK) Group
Parliamentary Representative, SSAFA (Armed forces Social Welfare Organisation) 1989 - 1997
Ex-Secretary, All-party Animal Welfare Group
Member, War Pensions Board 1989 - 1997
Vice-Chairman, Parliamentary Ukraine Committee
Vice President, NAPP
Ex-Secretary, All-Party Parliamentary Greyhound Group
Member, Parliamentary Racing and Bloodstocks Group
Fellow and Postgraduate Fellow of the Industry and Parliament Trust
Founder, Ex-Chairman and Executive Member, Parliamentary Beer Industries Committee
Member of the Council of Europe and the Western Europoean Union Interim Security and Defence Assembly 2000 -
Vice-President on The Executive Council of The Arboricultural Society 1999 -
Official Rapporteur - Council of Europe - "Kyoto Protocol" 2001 -
Vice Chairman of the Council of Europe Committee - "Sustainable Development" 2002 -
Official Rapporteur - Western European Union - "Petersburg Tasks" 2001 -
   
POLITICAL BACKGROUND
Ex-Local Authority Deputy Leader
Ex-Researcher for various MP's - B Castle, T Benn, D Skinner, A Booth and John Prescott
Ex-national Employment Development Officer, NACRO
Assistant to Ray Buckton, General Secretary (ASLAF) 1979-1984
Parliamentary and Political Adviser to Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Social Services and Social Security, Michael Meacher MP 1984 - 1987
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