|Leader of the European Conservatives and Reformists group in the European Parliament|
11 December 2011
|Preceded by||Jan Zahradil|
|Leader of the Conservative Party in the European Parliament|
23 November 2010
|Preceded by||Timothy Kirkhope|
8 August 1961 |
Martin Callanan (born 8 August 1961) is a British Conservative Party politician. He is Member of the European Parliament for North East England and Chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists group.
Early life 
Political career 
Local Councillor 
Callanan was a Conservative Councillor on Tyne and Wear County Council between 1983 and 1986 (when the council was abolished) and Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council between 1987 and 1996. He was the last Conservative to win an election in Gateshead. He worked as a project engineer at Scottish and Newcastle breweries from 1986 to 1998, when he was elected to the European Parliament.
Member of European Parliament 
Personal life 
- "Conservative MEPs elect new Chairman". Conservative Party. 24 November 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
- "Martin CALLANAN". MEP Biographies. European Parliament. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
- "Profile at martincallanan.com".
- "Martin Callanan MEP at conservatives.com". Retrieved 31 July 2011.
- "European Election 2009: North East". BBC News. 7 June 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2009.
- "Martin Callanan MEP". Conservative Home.
- "Why the nation needs an Angel of the South", The Guardian, 29 January 2008
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