Born on the 25th of May 1957, in Keighley, West Riding, Yorkshire to parents Elizabeth and Donald, Alistair John Campbell became best known for his role as Prime Minister Tony Blair’s spokesman and Downing Street’s Press Secretary. He was actively involved in the Labour Government’s communications and strategies and was the main Spokesperson to the Press. In 2005 Alastair Campbell became the Campaign Director for the General Election when Tony Blair won for the third time!
Alistair has written and published eight volumes of memoirs, two great novels and two very personal books on the impact depression and anxiety have had on his life and how he manages those dark feelings. The volumes of memoirs are mainly political notes on his time in Downing Street and his friendship with Tony Blair. His third novel which was co-written with Paul Fletcher was entitled “Saturday Bloody Saturday ” and was a hard-hitting, powerful story about terrorism and football in the 1970’s. He has been Editor in Chief of “The New European” newspaper since March 2017.
Alistair’s family consists of his partner, Fiona Millar and their three children, two boys and a girl. In 2016, his older brother Donald passed away, aged only 62. He had been diagnosed with Schizophrenia and died after complications linked to this terrible disease. Alistair has openly talked about the mental struggles his brother contended with and how his personal experiences of the illness has led him to become actively involved with several mental health charities.