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Menzies Campbell

Data de nascimento: 22. Maio 1941

Walter Menzies Campbell, Baron Campbell of Pittenweem, , often known as Ming Campbell , is a British Liberal Democrat politician, advocate and former athlete. He was the Member of Parliament for North East Fife from 1987 to 2015 and was the Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2 March 2006 until 15 October 2007.Campbell held the British record for the 100 metres sprint from 1967–74, having run the distance in 10.2 seconds. He captained the Great Britain athletics team in 1965-66. He is currently the Chancellor of the University of St Andrews. He was nominated for a life peerage in the 2015 Dissolution Honours. He has stated that he believes the House of Lords should be "mainly elected" and will continue to promote that idea "within the house itself."

Citações Menzies Campbell

„I think he was shafted by a complete shower of shits.“

—  Menzies Campbell
About, Tania Branigan, " Plotters force out Campbell http://www.guardian.co.uk/frontpage/story/0,,2192060,00.html, The Guardian, 16 October 2007, p. 1 Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock, on Campbell's resignation.

„It can fairly be said of John Smith that he had all the virtues of a Scottish presbyterian, but none of the vices.“

—  Menzies Campbell
Hansard HC 6ser vol 243 col 437 http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm199394/cmhansrd/1994-05-12/Debate-1.html Paying tribute to Labour Party leader John Smith, a friend at the Scottish Bar, in the House of Commons on 12 May 1994.

„My priorities? The environment, the environment, the environment.“

—  Menzies Campbell
Michael White and Tania Branigan, Interview with http://politics.guardian.co.uk/interviews/story/0,,1685651,00.html The Guardian, 13 January 2006.

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