- Adam Ingram (Labour politician)
The Right Honourable
name = Adam Ingram
constituency_MP = East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
majority = 14,723 (30.8%)
predecessor = "new constituency"
term_start = 11 June 1987
birth_date = Birth date and age|1947|02|1|df=yes
nationality = Scottish
party = Labour
Adam Paterson Ingram (born in
Glasgowon 1 February 1947) is a British politician, and Member of Parliamentfor East Kilbride. He is a member of the Labour Party.
He went to Cranhill Senior Secondary School in
Cranhill, Glasgow in the year below Archy Kirkwood, Baron Kirkwood of Kirkhope. He is a graduate of the Open University. He became a trade union official with NALGO from 1977-87 after several years working as a computer programmer/analyst from 1967-77. A Justice of the Peace and former chairman of East Kilbride Constituency Labour Party, Ingram was East Kilbride District Councillor from 1980-7 and leader of the District Council from 1984-7.
He contested Strathkelvin and Bearsden in 1983.
Ingram entered the Commons in the 1987 election and during this parliamentary term acted as Parliamentary Private Secretary to
Neil Kinnock. Upon Labour's landslide election victory in 1997 he was appointed a junior minister at the Northern Ireland Officewith responsibilities including security. In 2001 he became Armed Forces Minister at the Ministry of Defence, a position he held until Gordon Brownbecame Prime Minister in 2007. He was the longest serving Defence Minister in British history. He is a member of the Privy Council.
George Gallowayand his publisher for alleged defamation regarding remarks Galloway made in his autobiography about Ingram's youthful membership of the Orange Order. Ingram lost the case and was ordered to pay costs. [cite web|url=http://news.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?tid=818&id=476962004 |title=The Scotsman]
He married Maureen McMahon in 1970.
* [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/person/0,9290,-2645,00.html Guardian Unlimited Politics - Ask Aristotle: Adam Ingram MP]
* [http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/adam_ingram/east_kilbride%2C_strathaven_and_lesmahagow TheyWorkForYou.com - Adam Ingram MP]
* [http://www.mod.uk/defenceinternet/defencenews/defencepolicyandbusiness/adamingramleavesmodaftersixyearsasarmedforcesminister.htm Leaving the MOD in 2007]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/mpdb/html/691.stm BBC Politics]
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