Alex Cunningham

Member of Parliament
@ Stockton North

Alex Cunningham
  • Bio

Alex Cunningham has been the Member of Parliament for Stockton North since 2010. Since his election, Alex has led on campaigns such as funding for the NHS, banning smoking in cars with children present, promoting Carbon Capture and Storage and energy intensive industries on Teesside and, until he stood down as Shadow Pensions Minister, was developing Labour policy on pensions. 

Before his election to Parliament, Alex served as a Cleveland County then Stockton Borough Councillor for 18 years and was Cabinet Member for Children and Young People covering education and children’s social care. Education – both formal and informal – is his passion, and he sees it as a tool to develop both people and communities into the future. 

Outside of politics, Alex started his career as a journalist, before moving into communications for British Gas and later, Transco, where he became Head of Communications. He has also been a Board member for One North East, Arts Council North East, the founding chair of Stockton’s Children’s Trust, and a member of the National Museums, Libraries and Archives Council and chaired it in the North East. 

He has been married to Evaline for 40 years, has two sons – Andrew and John, and a grandson, James.


  • My Previous Events

  • Delivering the Clean Growth Plan: Transition to a Low Carbon Economy

    • 02-05-2018
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • America Square Conference Centre, London