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|Member of Parliament
for Clydebank and Milngavie
11 June 1987 – 5 May 2005
|Preceded by||Constituency Established|
|Succeeded by||Constituency Abolished|
|Born||William Anthony Worthington
11 October 1941
|Children||1 son, 1 daughter|
|Alma mater||University of York|
|Profession||FE college lecturer|
William Anthony Worthington, known as Tony Worthington (born October 11, 1941) is a retired politician in the United Kingdom.
He was brought up in Lincoln, attending the City School (a boys' grammar school) on Monks Road in Lincoln. He gained a BA in Sociology and Social Policy from the London School of Economics and a MEd from the University of Glasgow. From the University of York, he gained a PGCE, and then an Advanced PGCE from Durham University.
From 1962-6 he was a lecturer in Social Policy and Sociology at HM Borstal, Dover, then at Monkwearmouth College of Further of Education (merged with Wearside College in 1996 to form the City of Sunderland College) from 1967–71, then from 1971-87 at Jordanhill College of Further Education in Glasgow. He was a councillor on Strathclyde council from 1974-87.
He was Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Clydebank and Milngavie from 1987 until his retirement from Parliament in 2005. In 1979, he tried to win the Labour nomination for the Strathclyde West seat in the European Parliament.
He was not replaced as the MP for Clydebank and Milngavie because constituency boundaries in Scotland were redrawn before the 2005 election. This was to bring the number of MPs per head of population in line with the ratio in England (Scotland had previously been over-represented).
He married Angela May Oliver in 1966, and now has a son (Robert Worthington) and a daughter (Jennifer Warner née Worthington). As a recent addition to his family, he now has three Grandchildren : John Warner; Elizabeth Warner and Nicole Worthington.
- "Student Information - Tony Worthington | University of Greenwich". Gre.ac.uk. Retrieved 2010-03-08.