Martin O'Neill, Baron O'Neill of Clackmannan

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The Right Honourable
The Lord O'Neill of Clackmannan
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
In office
14 June 1988 – 18 July 1992
Leader Neil Kinnock
Preceded by Denzil Davies
Succeeded by David Clark
Member of Parliament
for Ochil
Clackmannan (1983-1997)
Clackmannan and Eastern Stirlingshire (1979-1983)
In office
4 May 1979 – 11 April 2005
Preceded by George Reid
Succeeded by Constituency Abolished
Personal details
Born (1945-01-06) 6 January 1945 (age 70)
Nationality Scottish
Political party Labour
Occupation Politician

Martin John O'Neill, Baron O'Neill of Clackmannan (born 6 January 1945) is a Scottish politician.

Parliamentary career[edit]

After unsuccessfully contesting Edinburgh North in October 1974, he was a Labour Member of Parliament between 1979 and 2005, representing the Clackmannan and Eastern Stirlingshire, Clackmannan and Ochil seats successively. He was a shadow defence secretary and later was Chairman of the Trade and Industry Select committee.

House of Lords[edit]

On 13 May 2005 it was announced that he would be created a life peer,[1] and on 14 June 2005 was created Baron O'Neill of Clackmannan, of Clackmannan in Clackmannanshire.[2]

Outside politics[edit]

Lord O'Neill is Chairman of the Nuclear Industry Association and the Strategic Forum for Construction.

He is a lifelong follower of Hibernian F.C. and was a director of the club for a few years. He is also a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association.


  1. ^ Tempest, Matthew; agencies (13 May 2005). "Labour becomes biggest party in Lords". Retrieved 25 May 2009. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 57677. p. 7919. 17 June 2005. Retrieved 25 May 2009.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Reid
Member of Parliament for Clackmannan and Eastern Stirlingshire
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Clackmannan
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Ochil
Constituency abolished