Alan Johnson

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Alan Johnson

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Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
8 October 2010 – 20 January 2011
LeaderEd Miliband
Preceded byAlistair Darling
Succeeded byEd Balls
Shadow Home Secretary
In office
11 May 2010 – 8 October 2010
LeaderHarriet Harman
Ed Miliband
Preceded byChris Grayling
Succeeded byEd Balls
Home Secretary
In office
5 June 2009 – 11 May 2010
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byJacqui Smith
Succeeded byTheresa May
Secretary of State for Health
In office
28 June 2007 – 5 June 2009
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byPatricia Hewitt
Succeeded byAndy Burnham
Secretary of State for Education and Skills
In office
5 May 2006 – 28 June 2007
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Preceded byRuth Kelly
Succeeded byEd Balls (at CSF)
John Denham (at IUS)
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
In office
6 May 2005 – 5 May 2006
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Preceded byPatricia Hewitt
Succeeded byAlistair Darling
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
In office
8 September 2004 – 6 May 2005
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Preceded byAndrew Smith
Succeeded byDavid Blunkett
Member of Parliament
for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Assumed office
1 May 1997
Preceded byStuart Randall (Hull West)
Majority5,740 (18.2%)
Personal details
Born (1950-05-17) 17 May 1950 (age 73)
Paddington, London, England
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)Judith Cox (divorced)
Laura Patient (m. 1991-present)

Alan Arthur Johnson (born 17 May 1950) is an English politician and former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. He was born and raised in London.[1] He has been the Member of Parliament for the Hull West and Hessle constituency in the East Riding of Yorkshire since the 1997 general election.

He is a member of the Labour Party.[2]

Johnson has been married twice. His first marriage was to Judith Elizabeth Cox. They had one son and two daughters.[1] After his divorce he married Laura Jane Patient in 1991. They had a son,[3] born in 2000.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Debrett's People of Today 2005 (18th ed.). Debrett's. 2005. p. 866. ISBN 1-870520-10-6.
  2. "NS profile: Alan Johnson". New Statesman. Retrieved 2006-08-20.
  3. Shipman, Tim (2007-12-08). "While Blair converts to Catholicism, only 8 Ministers say they believe in God". London: Daily Mail. Retrieved 2008-03-04.
  4. Greenstreet, Rosanna (24 October 2009). "Q&A: Alan Johnson | Life and style". The Guardian. London. Archived from the original on 27 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-02.