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Candidate

  Jack Cunningham
Copeland

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married 1964, Maureen
1 son, 2 daughters.

Education
Jarrow Grammar School
Bede College, Durham University (BSc chemistry 1962, PhD 1966).

Non-political career
Research fellow, Durham University 1966-68.

Electoral history
Member for Whitehaven 1970-83, and for Copeland since June 1983.

Political career
PPS to James Callaghan as Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister 1974-76
Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Energy 1976-79
Shadow Environment Secretary 1983-89
Shadow Leader, House of Commons and Campaigns Co-ordinator 1989-92
Shadow Secretary of State for: Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 1992-94
Trade and Industry 1994-95
National Heritage 1995-97
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 1997-98
Minister for the Cabinet Office, and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1998-99
Commissioner, Millennium Commission 1998-99. Spokesman: Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on Industry 1979-83.

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