Neil Carmichael, Baron Carmichael of Kelvingrove
|Born||10 October 1921|
|Died||19 July 2001|
|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 1962, 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.
Shortly afterwards, Carmichael was awarded a Life peerage as Baron Carmichael of Kelvingrove, of Camlachie in the District of Glasgow. During his time in the Lords he became Labour's spokesman on transport and Scotland.
- 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