Neil Carmichael, Baron Carmichael of Kelvingrove
The Lord Carmichael of Kelvingrove
Neil George Carmichael
10 October 1921
|Died||19 July 2001(aged 79)|
|Alma mater||Royal College of Science and Technology|
|Occupation||engineer and a councillor on Glasgow Town Council|
Carmichael was the son of James Carmichael MP and the grandson of George Carmichael, a founder member of the Independent Labour Party (ILP). He was educated at Eastbank Academy, in Shettleston, and the Royal College of Science and Technology, Glasgow. In the Second World War he was a conscientious objector. He was an engineer and a councillor on Glasgow Town Council.
Carmichael was elected as MP for Glasgow Woodside at a by-election in November 1962 (maiden speech 17 December 1962 (669 c930-4)), and held the seat until the constituency was abolished at the February 1974 election, when he was elected for Glasgow Kelvingrove. He served in Harold Wilson's governments in various positions including Parliamentary Secretary for Transport, Parliamentary Secretary for Technology and later Under Secretary for Environment.
For the 1983 general election his constituency was abolished and merged with Glasgow Hillhead which had been won in a by-election by Roy Jenkins for the SDP. The two incumbent MPs fought each other, with Jenkins winning.
He held the following ministerial posts during his time in the House of Commons:
- Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Transport (1967–1969)
- Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Technology (1969–1970)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Environment (1974–1975)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Industry (1975–1976)
House of LordsEdit
Carmichael was awarded a Life peerage as Baron Carmichael of Kelvingrove, of Camlachie in the District of Glasgow in 1983. During his time in the House of Lords he became Labour's spokesman on transport and Scotland.
- House of Commons Library document 24, Members of Parliament 1979–2010
- "Carmichael of Kelvingrove, Baron, (Neil George Carmichael)". Who Was Who. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540891.001.0001/ww-9780199540884-e-10195. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Neil Carmichael
- Guardian obituary
- Telegraph obituary
- BBC News Article - Ex-Labour Minister Carmichael dies
- Neil Carmichael MP on www.theyworkforyou.com
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Glasgow Woodside
Dr Maurice Miller
| Member of Parliament for Glasgow Kelvingrove