Martin John Callanan (born 8 August 1961) is a British Conservative Party politician. He is Member of the European Parliament for North East England and Chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists group.
Callanan was a Conservative Councillor on Tyne and Wear County Council between 1983 and 1986 (when the council was abolished) and Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council between 1987 and 1996. He was the last Conservative to win an election in Gateshead. He worked as a project engineer at Scottish and Newcastle breweries from 1986 to 1998, when he was elected to the European Parliament. He unsuccessfully stood as a parliamentary candidate for Washington (in the 1987 election), Gateshead East (in the 1992 election), and Tynemouth ...