Dale Campbell-Savours, Baron Campbell-Savours
|The Lord Campbell-Savours|
|Member of Parliament
3 May 1979 – 7 June 2001
|Preceded by||Richard Page|
|Succeeded by||Tony Cunningham|
|Born||23 August 1943|
|Spouse(s)||Gudrun Kristin Runolfsdottir|
He was educated at Keswick School and at The Sorbonne, Paris, and became Managing Director of a clock and metal component manufacturing company. He married Gudrun Kristin Runolfsdottir in 1970, and they had three sons.
A councillor on Ramsbottom Urban District Council from 1972–1974, he contested Darwen at both the February 1974 and October 1974 general elections and then Workington at a by-election in 1976. He was elected Member of Parliament for Workington at the 1979 general election. He represented Workington until his retirement from the House of Commons in 2001.
Campbell-Savours was opposition spokesman for international development (1991–1992) and for food, agriculture and rural affairs (1992–1994), but then resigned from the front bench due to ill health. He was a member of various select committees, including: agriculture (1994–1996); standards and privileges (1995–2001); and the Intelligence and Security Committee (1995–2001).
His political interests are listed as social work, education and health reform, and industrial democracy. He is Patron of the Cumbria Deaf Association, The Rural Academy Cumbria, and is President of both Allerdale Mind, and the Cumberland County League. He enjoys trout fishing and music in his spare time.
Campbell-Savours is a strong advocate for reform of rape laws to prevent innocent men being victims of false allegations. Most notably he used his Parliamentary privilege to reveal the identity of serial false accuser Shannon Taylor in the Lords. Taylor had previously remained anonymous despite her false accusations causing an innocent man to spend more than three years in prison. Campbell-Savours was widely praised for his actions.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Dale Campbell-Savours
- Announcement of his introduction at the House of Lords House of Lords minutes of proceedings, 19 July 2001
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Workington