|Member of Parliament
for Dundee East
7 June 2001 – 5 May 2005
|Preceded by||John McAllion|
|Succeeded by||Stewart Hosie|
8 October 1951 |
|Alma mater||University of Edinburgh, University of Dundee|
Iain Luke was educated at Stobswell Boys' Junior Secondary School and the Harris Academy (then a grammar school) in Dundee. He went to the University of Dundee, gaining an MA in political science and modern history in 1980, and the University of Edinburgh, where he gained a postgraduate diploma in business administration in 1981.
From 1969 to 1974, he was an assistant collector of taxes in Dundee and London. From 1974 to 1975, he was an assistant sales manager for Brown & Tawse, steel stockholders, in Dundee.
From 1982 to 1986, he was a part-time lecturer in general studies at Angus Further Education College (now Angus College) in Arbroath. He had previously been leader of Dundee City Council, being on the council from 1996 to 2001. He was a member of Dundee District Council from 1984 to 1996. He was a senior lecturer at Dundee College in public administration, housing and European studies. He is an undergraduate tutor in the Politics Department of the University of Dundee.
At the 2001 general election, he was elected as Member of Parliament for Dundee East, but lost his seat to Stewart Hosie of the Scottish National Party in the 2005 general election. In the 2007 Scottish Parliament election, he stood for election in the constituency of the same name, but was defeated by Stewart Hosie's wife, and incumbent MSP, Shona Robison.
He married Marie and they have a son and two daughters.
- BBC NEWS | VOTE 2001 | RESULTS & CONSTITUENCIES | Dundee East
- BBC NEWS | Election 2005 | Results | Dundee East
- 2007 Scottish election results
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Dundee East