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Alan Arthur Johnson is a British Labour Party politician who served as Home Secretary from June 2009 to May 2010. Before that, he filled a wide variety of cabinet positions in both the Blair and Brown governments, including Health Secretary and Education Secretary. Until 20 January 2011 he was Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. Johnson has been the Member of Parliament for Hull West and Hessle since the 1997 general election.

The Right Honourable

MP
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Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
8 October 2010 – 20 January 2011
Leader Ed Miliband
Shadowing George Osborne
Preceded by Alistair Darling
Succeeded by Ed Balls
Shadow Home Secretary
In office
11 May 2010 – 8 October 2010
Leader Harriet Harman
Ed Miliband
Shadowing Theresa May
Preceded by Chris Grayling
Succeeded by Ed Balls
Home Secretary
In office
5 June 2009 – 11 May 2010
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Preceded by Jacqui Smith
Succeeded by Theresa May
Secretary of State for Health
In office
28 June 2007 – 5 June 2009
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Preceded by Patricia Hewitt
Succeeded by Andy Burnham
Secretary of State for Education and Skills
In office
5 May 2006 – 28 June 2007
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Ruth Kelly
Succeeded by Ed Balls
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
President of the Board of Trade
In office
6 May 2005 – 5 May 2006
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Patricia Hewitt
Succeeded by Alistair Darling
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
In office
8 September 2004 – 6 May 2005
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Andrew Smith
Succeeded by David Blunkett
Minister for Higher Education
In office
13 June 2003 – 8 September 2004
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Margaret Hodge
Succeeded by Kim Howells
Member of Parliament
for Hull West and Hessle
Assumed office
1 May 1997
Preceded by Stuart Randall
Majority 9,333 (29.3%)
Personal details
Born Alan Arthur Johnson
(1950-05-17) 17 May 1950 (age 66)
London, England
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Judith Cox
Laura Patient
Carolyn Burgess
Children 4
Website Official website

Alan Arthur Johnson (born 17 May 1950) is a British Labour Party politician who served as Home Secretary from June 2009 to May 2010. Before that, he filled a wide variety of cabinet positions in both the Blair and Brown governments, including Health Secretary and Education Secretary. Until 20 January 2011 he was Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. Johnson has been the Member of Parliament for Hull West and Hessle since the 1997 general election.

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