Don Concannon

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For the American lawyer, see Don O. Concannon.

John Dennis Concannon (16 May 1930 – 14 December 2003), known as Don Concannon, was a British Labour Party politician.

Born in Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, Concannon gained his education at Rossington Secondary School and through the Extra-Mural Department of the University of Nottingham. He worked as a miner and as a National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) official and served as a councillor on Mansfield Borough Council from 1963.

Concannon was elected Member of Parliament for Mansfield at the 1966 election. Under Harold Wilson and James Callaghan (Prime Minister from 1976 to 1979), he served as a Government whip and as Northern Ireland minister, and was appointed a member of the Privy Council in 1978. He was sponsored by the NUM.

A serious car accident led to his retirement as MP for Mansfield at the 1987 election; Alan Meale succeeded him in his seat.

Concannon died in Mansfield on 14 December 2003 aged 73.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Bernard Taylor
Member of Parliament for Mansfield
Succeeded by
Alan Meale
Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Hawkins
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
Succeeded by
James Hamilton
Preceded by
Jack Donaldson
Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
with Jack Donaldson

Succeeded by
Raymond Carter
James Dunn
Preceded by
Roland Moyle
Minister of State for Northern Ireland
with Roland Moyle 1976
The Lord Melchett 1976–1979

Succeeded by
Hugh Rossi
Michael Alison