Hamish Gray, Baron Gray of Contin
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Gray was born in Inverness and educated at the Inverness Royal Academy. His father owned an Inverness roofing firm. He was commissioned into the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders in 1945 and served in India, during partition. He married Judith Waite Brydon in 1953 and they had two sons and a daughter.
He was elected as an Independent member of Inverness Council in 1965 and at the 1970 general election he was elected to Parliament as the Conservative and Unionist Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Ross and Cromarty. He was appointed to the Whips' Office in 1971, and he served as a front bench Energy spokesman (1975–1979). Upon the Conservatives' return to government in 1979, he was appointed as the Minister of State for Energy under David Howell, where he remained until the 1983 general election, when he was defeated in the new Ross, Cromarty and Skye constituency by the SDP candidate Charles Kennedy.
He died on 14 March 2006 at a hospice in Inverness after a long battle with cancer.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Hamish Gray
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Ross and Cromarty
1970 – 1983
|Lord Lieutenant of Inverness-shire
Donald Angus Cameron