David Campbell Bannerman
|David Campbell Bannerman
|David Campbell Bannerman, 2009|
|Deputy Leader of UKIP|
The Lord Pearson of Rannoch
|Preceded by||Mike Nattrass|
|Succeeded by||Paul Nuttall|
|Member of the European Parliament
for East of England
20 July 2009
|Preceded by||Tom Wise|
26 May 1960 |
|UK Independence Party (2004–11)|
|Alma mater||University of Edinburgh
University of Pennsylvania
David Campbell Bannerman MEP (born 28 May 1960 in Bombay) is a Member of the European Parliament for East of England for the Conservative Party, having sat for the UK Independence Party until 24 May 2011. He served as UKIP deputy leader from 2006 until 2010, when he was replaced by Paul Nuttall.
Before joining UKIP, he was a Conservative Party activist who came to prominence as the Chairman of the Bow Group. He ran for Parliament at the 1997 election in Glasgow Rutherglen and in 2001 in Warwick and Leamington. Campbell Bannerman joined UKIP in 2004. He was elected in 2009.
Education and business career
Campbell Bannerman was educated at Bryanston School, the University of Edinburgh (MA, Economics and Politics) and at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He started work as a trainee accountant with Binder Hamlyn before becoming an account executive with Allen, Brady & Marsh. After working for HDM he became Executive Director of Vantagepoint Communications. Between 1997 and 1999 he was Communications Director/External Affairs Director of the Association of Train Operating Companies, before becoming Head of Communications, United News & Media plc in 2000.
Campbell Bannerman was a member of the Conservative Party, as a borough councillor in Royal Tunbridge Wells from 1992-1996. He was chairman of the Bow Group from 1993 to 1994 and Special Advisor to Sir Patrick Mayhew from 1996 to 1997 while Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
After joining UKIP in 2004, Campbell Bannerman stood as that party's candidate for North Cornwall in the 2005 General Election and polled 3063 votes. He was appointed as the Party Chairman in December 2005, following the resignation of Petrina Holdsworth.
Outside party politics, has been a member of the London Safety Camera Partnership Project Board and was involved in the "Save Acton Mainline" Campaign.
In 2006 he ran for the leadership of the UK Independence Party, scoring third place with 1,443 votes, after Richard Suchorzewski who came a clear second. After that election, he was appointed as Party Deputy Leader by Nigel Farage who had won the election.
During the 2007 Scottish Parliament Elections, he stood as UKIP's Holyrood Regional List candidate for the Highlands and Islands. His campaign gained UKIP 1,287 votes (0.7%) that was down 0.5% from UKIP's 2003 campaign. In 2009, he was elected to the European Parliament after UKIP won 19.6% of the vote in the East of England region.
Campbell Bannerman returned to the Conservative Party on 24 May 2011 and now sits as a Conservative MEP in the European Parliament.
- Crampton, Caroline (24 May 2011). "David Campbell Bannerman returns to the Tories". Total Politics. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
- "UKIP MEP Campbell Bannerman defects to Conservatives". BBC News. 24 May 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
- 'CAMPBELL BANNERMAN, David', in Who's Who 2011 (A. & C. Black, 2011)
- "UKIP leader Lord Pearson of Rannoch standing down". BBC News. 17 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-17.
|Party political offices|
|Chairman of the UK Independence Party
|Deputy Leader of the UK Independence Party
(with Lord Monckton, 2010)