Alastair Campbell – Bio, Net Worth, Age, Married, Wife, Family, Nationality, Height, Facts, Parents, Salary, Career, Party, Books, Wiki, Children

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Alastair John Campbell is a British journalist, author, strategist, broadcaster, and activist who is professionally known as Alastair Campbell. He is well recognized for his roles during Tony Blair’s leadership of the Labour Party. He was the Director of Communications and Strategy in the UK from 1997 to 2003. His journalistic career started after winning a readers’ competition for Penthouse Forum. Campbell resigned from his post amid accusations that he exaggerated the Iraqi threat to the UK in the run-up to the UK’s participation in the US’s War on Terror. He is also the editor at large of The New European and the chief interviewer for “GQ” magazine. As well, he has launched many books in his career as he has published his sixteenth book in 2020. Moreover, Campbell was a guest presenter of “Good Morning Britain” from 10th to 12th May 2021. He also entered into a civil partnership with British journalist Fiona Millar, on 30th March 2021, after being together for 42 years. He was featured in the BBC series “Winter Walks” in November 2021.

Famous For

  • Being a British journalist, author, strategist, broadcaster, and activist.
  • For his roles during Tony Blair’s leadership of the Labour Party.

Biriths Journalist and Activist, Alastair Campbell


Where is Alastair Campbell from?

Alastair Campbell opened his eyes for the very first time on 25th May 1957 in Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. He holds British nationality and he belongs to mixed ethnic background. Likewise, Campbell follows the Christian religion. He has celebrated his 64th birthday as of 2021 and as per his birthdate, his zodiac sign is Gemini. Thus, his race is white. Alastair is the son of Scottish veterinary surgeon Donald Campbell (father) and Elizabeth Campbell (mother). His parents had moved to Keighley when his father became a partner in a local veterinary practice. Campbell grew up with two older brothers, Donald and Graeme, and a younger sister, Elizabeth.

Talking about Alastair’s education, he attended Bradford Grammar School for a short period of time, followed by City of Leicester Boys’ Grammar School and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he studied modern languages, French and German, for which he received an upper second (2:1). Campbell is an emeritus professor in media at Cambridge University.

What does Alastair Campbell do for a living?

  • Alastair Campbell began his career publishing his first work “Inter-City Ditties” which was his winning entry to a readers’ competition in “Forum”, the journalistic counterpart to “Penthouse” magazine. However, his first significant contribution to the news pages was coverage of the Penlee lifeboat disaster in December 1981.
  • He moved to the London office of the “Daily Mirror” in 1982 and became a political correspondent, then in 1986 moving to “Today”.
  • He then started to display increasingly erratic behavior, including dumping his hire car in the Rosyth Dockyard in 1986 and became political editor of “Today” after leaving the “Mirror” in 1993.
  • Subsequently, Campbell left Today to become Blair’s press secretary after Tony Blair was elected as Leader of the Labour Party in 1994 and he played an important role in the run-up to the 1997 general election.
  • Later he moved into government when Labour won the general election in May 1997 and served as the Prime Minister’s chief press secretary until 2000. 
  • He was also sponsored by US President George W. Bush to complete the London Marathon in aid of leukemia research charity Bloodwise as well as he was seconded to overhaul the communications of NATO during the Kosovo crisis when US President Bill Clinton feared NATO was losing the propaganda war against the Slobodan Milosevic regime.
  • Campbell oversaw Tony Blair’s successful 2001 general election campaign for re-election and also returned to assist with the successful 2005 general election campaign.
  • As well, he was involved in the preparation of the run-up to the Iraq War and release of the “September Dossier” in September 2002 and the “Iraq Dossier” in February 2003. He resigned in August 2003 during the Hutton Inquiry into the death of Dr. David Kelly.
  • Furthermore, Alastair worked again for the Labour Party as Campaign Director in the run-up to their third consecutive victory at the 2005 general election. He also acted as an adviser to Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband at the 2010 and the 2015 general elections.
  • In 2003 and 2004, he ran a series for “The Times” newspapers and took part in Soccer Aid as part of the Rest of the World team in 2006 and 2007.
  • He appeared on “Comic Relief Does The Apprentice” as a project manager in 2007 and he has also written a novel on the subject entitled “All in the Mind”.
  • He appeared as a mentor in the BBC Two series “The Speaker” in April 2009 offering his advice on persuasive speaking.
  • On 27th May 2010, he made his first appearance on the BBC One political discussion program “Question Time” as well as he starred on BBC’s “Top Gear” in July 2010 where he was booed by the audience but set a time of 1:47 around the “Top Gear” test track in the Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car segment.
  • He also took part in the 2011 Channel Four television series “Jamie’s Dream School. In June 2012, he was the guest presenter of “Have I Got News for You”.
  • Also, Campbell has presented and narrated the edition of 20 February 2012 of BBC current affairs program “Panorama”, which was entitled “Britain’s Hidden Alcoholics”.
  • He made his first appearance in an acting role with a small part in an episode of the BBC drama “Accused” in 2012 and took a role at PR agency Portland Communications in May 2012.
  • Subsequently, Campbell announced in January 2014 that he was joining “British GQ” whereas the “International Business Times” announced that Campbell had joined it as a columnist in May 2016. 
  • The newspaper “The New European” announced in March 2017 that it had appointed him as editor-at-large. He was a guest presenter of “Good Morning Britain” from 10th to 12th May 2021, where he presented with Susanna Reid. 
  • In 2018 he became part of the top table team at the People’s Vote campaign fighting for a referendum on the Brexit deal and he worked for the People’s Vote campaign’s planning and organization of a march on Parliament on 20th October in 2018.
  • His experience with depression was recalled in a BBC documentary titled “Cracking Up”. He was also appointed global ambassador to Australians for Mental Health in 2019.
  • Campbell announced on 28th May 2019 that he had been expelled from the Labour Party after voting for the Liberal Democrats in that month’s European elections and that he would appeal the decision.
  • He was a long-standing critic of Labour’s Brexit strategy and in the May 2019 European elections, he voted Liberal Democrat as a protest vote.
  • He voted Labour in the 2019 general election, having been part of a failed tactical voting campaign aimed at preventing Boris Johnson from winning a majority.
  • He was a long-standing critic of Labour’s Brexit strategy and in the May 2019 European elections, he voted Liberal Democrat as a protest vote.
  • Apart from that, Campbell was featured in the BBC series “Winter Walks” in November 2021.

Alastair Campbell Speeching


Alastair Campbell Published Books

  • The Blair Years (2008)
  • All in the Mind (2008)
  • Maya (2010)
  • Diaries Volume One: Prelude to Power 1994-1997 (2010)
  • Diaries Volume Two: Power and the People 1997-1999 (2011)
  • Diaries Volume Three: Power and Responsibility 1999-2001 (2012)
  • The Burden of Power: Countdown to Iraq (2013)
  • The Happy Depressive: In Pursuit of Personal and Political Happiness (2012)
  • My Name Is… (2013)
  • The Irish Diaries 1994-2003 (2013)
  • Winners: And How They Succeed (2015)
  • Diaries Volume Five: Outside, Inside 2003-2005 (2016)
  • Diaries Volume Six: From Blair to Brown 2005-2007 (2017)
  • Saturday Bloody Saturday (2018)
  • Diaries Volume Seven: From Crash to Defeat 2007-2010 (2018)
  • Living Better: How I Learned to Survive Depression
  • Diaries Volume Eight: Rise and Fall of the Olympic Spirit

Awards and Achievements

  • Alastair was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych) on 6th November 2017.
  • He was awarded the Gold Medal of Honorary Patronage by the Philosophical Society of Trinity College Dublin on 16th October 2019.
  • He has on a number of occasions turned down the opportunity to sit in the House of Lords. 
  • In 2010, Gordon Brown offered him a senior ministerial position alongside a peerage, but Campbell is a long-standing opponent of the House of Lords.

Who is Alastair Campbell Wife?

Alastair Campbell is a married guy. He entered into a civil partnership with British journalist Fiona Millar, on 30th March 2021, after being together for 42 years. They both seem extremely happy in their domestic life. Fiona is supportive of him and the profession that he is in. There’s much love between the two. The couple is blessed with two sons and a daughter. Reflecting on Alastair’s education, he is straight.

Alastair Campbell and his wife, Fiona Miller


What is the Net Worth of Alastair Campbell?

Alastair Campbell has established himself an identity already. He has a net worth of $6 million as of 2021 whereas he also earns a handsome amount of salary which is around $700,000 (£501,000) per year. Alastair has not done endorsement work for any brands yet. In addition, his major source of income is his journalist, author, strategist, and broadcaster career.

How tall is Alastair Campbell?

Alastair Campbell stands at a tall height of 6 ft 3 in (191.0 cm) with a balanced body weight. He has brown hair and dark brown eyes color. Additionally, Campbell’s body build type is average and he is healthy, fit, and fine up to the date.

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