Ronnie Campbell
Member of Parliament
for Blyth Valley
Assumed office
11 June 1987
Majority 7,915 (18.6%)
Personal details
Born (1943-08-14) 14 August 1943 (age 80)

Ronald Campbell MP (born 14 August 1943) has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Blyth Valley since the 1987 general election.

Parliamentary career

Campbell was first elected as an MP for Blyth Valley at the 1987 general election with a majority of 853 votes, and has often voted against the government on issues such as the Iraq War. He is an outspoken socialist. When the government nationalised Northern Rock in 2008, Campbell declared it "the People's Bank" and opened an account.

Campbell was one of 36 Labour MPs to nominate Jeremy Corbyn as a candidate in the Labour leadership election of 2015 and one of a handful of Labour MPs to publicly support leaving the European Union.

Campbell was one of 13 MPs to vote against triggering the 2017 general election. Having previously said he would stand down at the next election, he changed his mind stating: "It was my intention to stand down at the next general election, however due to circumstances following the announcement of the snap election I have decided to stand again for Blyth Valley.".