Iain Luke

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Iain Luke
Member of Parliament
for Dundee East
In office
7 June 2001 – 5 May 2005
Preceded by John McAllion
Succeeded by Stewart Hosie
Personal details
Born (1951-10-08) 8 October 1951 (age 62)
Dundee
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Marie Luke
Alma mater University of Edinburgh, University of Dundee

Iain Malone Luke[1] (born 8 October 1951, Dundee) is a former Labour Party politician and former Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom.

In October 2011, he resigned from the Labour Party in disgust at plots by Labour party members against the former SNP leader Gordon Wilson.[2]

Biography[edit]

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.

Parliamentary career[edit]

At the 2001 general election, he was elected as Member of Parliament for Dundee East,[3] but lost his seat to Stewart Hosie of the Scottish National Party in the 2005 general election.[4] 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.[5]

Personal life[edit]

He married Marie and they have a son and two daughters.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John McAllion
Member of Parliament for Dundee East
20012005
Succeeded by
Stewart Hosie

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