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Alan Johnson

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Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
8 October 2010 – 20 January 2011
Leader Ed Miliband
Preceded by Alistair Darling
Succeeded by Ed Balls
Shadow Home Secretary
In office
11 May 2010 – 8 October 2010
Leader Harriet Harman
Ed Miliband
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 (at CSF)
John Denham (at IUS)
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
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
Member of Parliament
for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Assumed office
1 May 1997
Preceded by Stuart Randall (Hull West)
Majority 5,740 (18.2%)
Personal details
Born 17 May 1950 (1950-05-17) (age 71)
Paddington, London, England
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Judith Cox (divorced)
Laura Patient (m. 1991-present)

Alan Arthur Johnson (born 17 May 1950) is an English politician and former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. He was born and raised in London. He has been the Member of Parliament for the Hull West and Hessle constituency in the East Riding of Yorkshire since the 1997 general election.

He is a member of the Labour Party.

Johnson has been married twice. His first marriage was to Judith Elizabeth Cox. They had one son and two daughters. After his divorce he married Laura Jane Patient in 1991. They had a son, born in 2000.

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