Murray Elder, Baron Elder
From 1972 to 1980, Elder worked for the Bank of England. From 1984 to 1992, he was a member of the Scottish Labour Party, and since 1988 its General Secretary. He was also a Labour member of the Executive of the Scottish Constitutional Convention (1989-1992).
He is the third Westminster parliamentarian, after Chris Smith and Alan Haworth, to have climbed all the Munros, the Scottish 3000 ft hills. He completed his round of the 284 peaks with an ascent of Beinn Sgritheall on 9 June 2007, and is no.3897 in the Scottish Mountaineering Club's list of Munroists.
Lord Elder is the Chancellor of Al-Maktoum Institute, a postgraduate research led higher education Institute based in Dundee, Scotland. Elder was investigated over the payments from the Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education and found that he did not register payments in the correct manner. He was also investigated over the misuse of parliamentary envelopes during the dismissal of the former principal of the Al-Maktoum College.
- Newsnight interview 8 March 2007
- House of Lords (21 July 1999). "Announcement of his introduction at the House of Lords". minutes of proceedings. Retrieved 19 October 2006.
- "No. 55565". The London Gazette. 28 July 1999. p. 8127.
- http://www.smc.org.uk/Munros/Compleatists.php?ID=3874[permanent dead link]
- "Chancellor". Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education. Archived from the original on 9 September 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
- Lords, The Committee Office, House of. "House of Lords - The Conduct of Lord Elder - Privileges Committee". publications.parliament.uk. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
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