Alick Buchanan-Smith

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Alick Buchanan-Smith
Minister of State for Energy
In office
13 June 1983 – 11 June 1987
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by Hamish Gray
Succeeded by Peter Morrison
Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
In office
7 May 1979 – 13 June 1983
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by Edward Bishop
Succeeded by John MacGregor
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
In office
18 February 1975 – 9 December 1976
Leader Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by Willie Ross
Succeeded by Teddy Taylor
Member of Parliament
for Kincardine & Deeside
North Angus and Mearns (1964–1983)
In office
15 October 1964 – 29 August 1991
Preceded by Sir Colin Thornton-Kemsley
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Personal details
Born 8 April 1932
Died 29 August 1991 (Age 59)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Relations Alick Buchanan-Smith, Baron Balerno (Father)
Alma mater Pembroke College, Cambridge
University of Edinburgh

Alick Laidlaw Buchanan-Smith (8 April 1932 – 29 August 1991) was a Scottish Conservative and Unionist politician.

The second son of Alick Buchanan-Smith, Baron Balerno and Mary Kathleen Smith, he was educated at Edinburgh Academy, Glenalmond College, Pembroke College, Cambridge and University of Edinburgh. He was commissioned into the Gordon Highlanders and did his National Service from 1951.

He was unsuccessful parliamentary candidate for West Fife in 1959, and sat as member for North Angus and Mearns from 1964 to 1983 and for Kincardine and Deeside from 1983 until his death.

He was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland from 1970–74, Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food from 1979–83, and Minister of State for Energy from 1983-87. He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1981.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Colin Thornton-Kemsley
Member of Parliament for North Angus & Mearns
19641983
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Kincardine & Deeside
19831991
Succeeded by
Nicol Stephen