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Preceded by  Robert Rhodes James
Succeeded by  David Howarth

Political party  Labour
Name  Anne Campbell
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Born  6 April 1940 (age 75) (1940-04-06)

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Anne Campbell (born 6 April 1940) is an English Labour Party politician. She was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Cambridge from 1992 to 2005.

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Early life

She studied at Newnham College, Cambridge, taking the Maths Tripos, and gaining an MA in 1965.

Before she became an MP she was a councillor on Cambridgeshire County Council from 1985-9. She was a secondary school maths teacher in Cambridgeshire, a lecturer in Statistics at Cambridge College of Arts and Technology (became Anglia Higher Education College in 1989) from 1970 to 1983, and head of Statistics and Data Processing at the National Institute of Agricultural Botany from 1983 to 1992.

Parliamentary career

She was first elected in the 1992 general election. Under threat of deselection, in 2003 she resigned as Patricia Hewitt's PPS to vote against the Iraq War, having previously voted to support the Government's policy on 26 February. She lost her seat at the 2005 general election to David Howarth of the Liberal Democrats. Campbell's defeat was in part attributed to her perceived indecisiveness over the government's university top-up fee programme: she abstained on the second reading of the bill, then voted with the government on the third reading, despite a public promise that she would oppose the scheme. [1] Campbell was described as a "loyal Blairite" in the national press.

In 2008, Campbell was portrayed by Harriet Walter in 10 Days to War, a BBC television dramatisation of the events leading up to the Iraq war.

Subsequent career

Campbell is (2014) Chair of Governors at Parkside Federation Academy and a governor at UTC University Technical College Cambridge She became Chair of the Fabian Society for 2008.

Personal life

Campbell is a vegetarian. Campbell was often seen riding her bike around the Cambridge constituency and was the first MP to run a website. She married Archibald, a Cambridge professor, in 1963 and they have a son and two daughters.

References

Anne Campbell Wikipedia


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