- Andrew McIntosh, Baron McIntosh of Haringey
Andrew Robert McIntosh, Baron McIntosh of Haringey (born
30 April 1933) is a British Labour politician.
McIntosh was educated at Haberdasher Aske's Hampstead School, the
Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, Jesus College, Oxfordand Ohio State University. [ [http://www.scotlandoffice.gov.uk/our-communications/release.php?id=3037 Lord McIntosh of Haringey - Scotland Office Spokesman in the House of Lords] , 26 June 2001, Scotland Office] He was married to the late Prof Naomi Sargant and father of two sons Francis Robert and Philip Henry Sargant McIntosh also stepfather to David Andrew Kelly.
He served as a councillor in the
London Borough of Haringey1964-68. He represented Tottenhamon the Greater London Council1973-83. When Labour won control of the GLC in 1981, McIntosh was leader of the Labour group. On the right of the Party then, McIntosh had only narrowly beaten left-winger Ken Livingstonefor the leadership. However, the day after Labour won a small majority, McIntosh was ousted and Livingstone voted leader of the Labour Group and of the GLC in his place by 30 to 20.
McIntosh was raised to the peerage as a
life peeron 17 January 1983as Baron McIntosh of Haringey, of Haringeyin the County of Greater London. He has served as a whip and a culture spokesman in the House of Lords.
He is an Honorary Associate of the
National Secular Societyand a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association.
* [http://www.lordswhips.org.uk/ Government Whips' Office in House of Lords]
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