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  Campbell, Menzies "Ming"
AffiliationLiberal Democrat  
NameMenzies "Ming" Campbell
Fife, , Scotland
Website [Link]
Born May 22, 1941 (75 years)
Last ModifedRalphie
May 23, 2008 07:19pm
Tags Moderate-to-Liberal - Pro-Choice - Married -
InfoShadow Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs in the 2001-2005 Parliament
Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats

Competed in 1964 Olympic & 1966 Commonwealth Games
Captain, UK athletics team 1965-6
Holder, UK 100 metres record 1967-74
Called to Bar (Scotland) 1968
Advocate Depute in the Crown Office 1977-80
Appointed Queen's Counsel (Scotland) 1982
Awarded CBE 1987
Eklected Member of Parliament June 1987
Appointed Privy Councillor 1999
Knighted in 2004 New Year Honours
Political Career
Chair, Scottish Liberals 1975-7
General Election Candidate 1974-83
Elected to Parliament - North East Fife 1987
Chief Lib Dem Foreign Affairs & Defence Spokesperson 1992-7
Lib Dem Shadow Foreign Secretary 1997-Oct 2003
Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats Feb 2003-
Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs Oct 2003-
Select Committees
Members' Interests 1988-90
Trade & Industry 1990-2
Defence 1992-7 & 1997-9
Joint Cabinet Committee 1997-2001
President, Glasgow University Union 1964-5
Scottish Sports Council 1971-81
Chair, Royal Lyceum Theatre Company, Edinburgh 1984-7
Broadcasting Council for Scotland 1984-7
Clayson Committee on Liquor Licensing Reform in Scotland
Trustee, Scottish International Education Trust
Part-time Chair, Medical Appeal Tribunal
Part-time Chair, VAT Tribunal (Scotland)
Board of the British Council
UK Delegation to the North Atlantic Assembly 1989-
UK Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the CSCE 1992-


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