Martin O'Neill, Baron O'Neill of Clackmannan
The Lord O'Neill of Clackmannan
|Shadow Secretary of State for Defence|
14 June 1988 – 18 July 1992
|Preceded by||Denzil Davies|
|Succeeded by||David Clark|
|Member of Parliament |
Clackmannan and Eastern Stirlingshire (1979-1983)
4 May 1979 – 11 April 2005
|Preceded by||George Reid|
|Succeeded by||Constituency Abolished|
|Born||6 January 1945|
Martin John O'Neill, Baron O'Neill of Clackmannan (born 6 January 1945) is a Scottish politician.
After unsuccessfully contesting Edinburgh North in October 1974, he was a Labour Member of Parliament between 1979 and 2005, representing the Clackmannan and Eastern Stirlingshire, Clackmannan and Ochil seats successively. He was a shadow defence secretary and later was Chairman of the Trade and Industry Select committee.
House of Lords
He is a lifelong supporter of Hibernian F.C. and was a director of the club for a few years. He is also a Distinguished Supporter of Humanists UK. He was one of the fifty signatories to a letter published in The Guardian in 2010, which called for Pope Benedict XVI not to be given a state visit to the UK, and accused the Catholic Church of increasing the spread of AIDS and promoting segregated education.
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- "Heriot-Watt University Honorary Graduates, November 2011". Heriot-Watt University. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
- "National Secular Society Honorary Associates". National Secular Society. Retrieved 5 June 2019
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Clackmannan and Eastern Stirlingshire
|New constituency|| Member of Parliament for Clackmannan
|New constituency|| Member of Parliament for Ochil