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Ronnie Campbell: Cause of death, age, wife, children, net worth, illness

Ronnie Campbell: Cause of death, age, wife, children, net worth, illness.

Ronald Campbell was a British Labour Party politician who was Member of Parliament (MP) for Blyth Valley from 1987 until 2019.

Ronald Campbell was born on August 14, 1943, in Tynemouth, and grew up with seven siblings. He attended Blyth Ridley County High School, a secondary modern, and left school at 14 to become a coal miner.

Before entering parliament he was a councillor for Croft Ward, Blyth Borough, Northumberland from 1969 and a lay official of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).

He was a miner from 1958 to 1986. Campbell led picket lines in the 1984–85 miners’ strike and was arrested twice.

Ronnie Campbell

Mr. Campbell was elected in 1987 as an MP for Blyth Valley with a small majority of 853 votes. He often took a different stance from the Blair government, opposing the Iraq War.

During the MPs’ expenses scandal in 2009, he agreed to return over £6,000 of the £87,729 he had claimed for furnishings in his London home.

He voted for Andy Burnham in the 2010 Labour Party leadership election and was critical of Ed Miliband’s leadership. Campbell was one of 22 Labour MPs to vote against same-sex marriage in 2013.

He supported Brexit and voted against attempts to delay it. Campbell was a member of the Socialist Campaign group, a socialist, left-wing group of Labour MPs.

In June 2019, he confirmed that he would stand down as an MP in the following election, which was later confirmed for December 2019.

He subsequently said he would back the Conservative government’s deal to leave the European Union.

Ronnie Campbell children

Ronnie Campbell cause of death.

Ronnie Campbell died on February 23, 2024, after a long battle with cancer. He was 80 years old at the time of his death.

Ronnie Campbell wife

Ronnie Campbell was married to Deirdre McHale who serves on Northumberland County Council. They got married in 1967.

Ronnie Campbell children

Campbell and his wife, Deirdre McHale, had six children together. They had five sons, including a set of twins, and one daughter.

Ronnie Campbell wife Deirdre
Ronnie Campbell and wife Deirdre (Image: Phil Punton)

Ronnie Campbell net worth

Estimates of Ronnie Campbell’s net worth vary, with one source suggesting it’s between $100,000 and $1 million, while another estimates it to be around $5 million.

It should be noted that these figures are estimates and may not reflect his actual net worth.

Ronnie Campbell illness

Ronnie Campbell, the former Labour MP for Blyth Valley, had been battling stomach cancer.

He underwent chemotherapy in September 2016 after being diagnosed. In 2020, he also underwent heart surgery.

Campbell died on 23 February 2024, at the age of 80.

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