Alan Johnson MP
Alan Johnson MP was born in May 1950. He was General Secretary of the Communication Workers Union before entering Parliament as Labour MP for Hull West and Hessle in 1997. He served as Home Secretary from June 2009 to May 2010. He filled a wide variety of cabinet positions in both the Blair and Brown governments, including Health Secretary and Education Secretary. Until January 2011 Alan Johnson was Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. His childhood memoir This Boy was published by Bantam Press in May 2013.