Colin Campbell (Scottish politician)
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|Member of the Scottish Parliament
for West of Scotland
6 May 1999 – 1 May 2003
31 August 1938 |
|Political party||Scottish National Party|
Campbell is a former history teacher and secondary school headmaster. He has a lifelong interest in World War I. He is married, has three married sons and eight grandchildren and has lived in Kilbarchan, West Renfrewshire since 1963.
He was educated at Paisley Grammar School, Glasgow University, and Jordanhill College of Education. He worked in education from 1961 until 1989, teaching history at Hillhead High, Glasgow, Paisley Grammar, Greenock Academy, and becoming the first Deputy Head of Merksworth High, Paisley. He spent twelve years as Head Teacher of Westwood Secondary, Easterhouse.
He joined the SNP in 1976. He was a member of the Party's National Executive and National Council and the Local Government Committee.
In the 1999 Scottish election, he stood as a constituency candidate in West Renfrewshire, where he finished second behind Labour's Trish Godman. He had previously stood for election to the House of Commons on behalf of the SNP on three occasions, and for election to the European Parliament twice, failing on each occasion.
In Holyrood, he was defence spokesman for the SNP, and retired from politics in 2003.
- Co-author of Can't Shoot a Man With a Cold, Lt E A Mackintosh MC 1893-1917, Poet of the Highland Division: Colin Campbell & Rosalind Green, Argyll Publishing 2004. ISBN 1-902831-76-4
- "Farewell to the parliament". BBC News. 2 April 2003. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
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