The Rt Hon Sir Menzies Campbell MP
Sir Menzies Campbell is Member of Parliament for North East Fife and was Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2 March 2006 until 15 October 2007.
Menzies Campbell was educated at Hillhead High School, Glasgow and Glasgow University, and Stanford University, California. USA.
He competed in 1964 Olympic and1966 Commonwealth Games. He was Captain of the UK athletics team 1965-6 and holder of the UK 100 metres record from 1967-74.
He was called to Bar (Scotland) in 1968 and was Advocate Depute in the Crown Office from 1977-80. He was appointed Queen's Counsel (Scotland) 1982.
He was elected Member of Parliament for North East Fife in June 1987.
He was Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs & Defence Spokesperson 1992-7. Until his election as Leader in March 2006, he was the Liberal Democrat's Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs and Deputy Leader.
He has been a member of the following Parliamentary Select Committees:
- Members' Interests 1988-90
- Trade & Industry 1990-2
- Defence 1992-7 & 1997-9
His other interests include:
- Chair, Royal Lyceum Theatre Company, Edinburgh 1984-7
- Broadcasting Council for Scotland 1984-7
- Clayson Committee on Liquor Licensing Reform in Scotland
- Trustee, Scottish International Education Trust
- Part-time Chair, Medical Appeal Tribunal
- Part-time Chair, VAT Tribunal (Scotland)
- Board of the British Council
- UK Delegation to the North Atlantic Assembly 1989-
- UK Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE 1992-