Tony Worthington

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Tony Worthington
Member of Parliament
for Clydebank and Milngavie
In office
12 June 1987 – 11 April 2005
Preceded by Hugh McCartney
Succeeded by Constituency Abolished
Personal details
Born William Anthony Worthington
(1941-10-11) 11 October 1941 (age 76)
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Angela Oliver
Children 1 son, 1 daughter
Residence Clydebank
Alma mater University of York
Profession FE college lecturer

William Anthony Worthington (born 11 October 1941), known as Tony Worthington, is a retired politician in the United Kingdom.

Early life[edit]

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.

Parliamentary career[edit]

In 1979, he tried to win the Labour nomination for the Strathclyde West seat in the European Parliament, but he came third at the selection meeting, behind Valerie Friel and John Carty.

He was Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Clydebank and Milngavie from 1987 until his retirement from Parliament in 2005.

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 was awarded an honorary DSc by the University of Greenwich in July 2009.[1]

Personal life[edit]

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 .


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hugh McCartney
Member of Parliament for Clydebank and Milngavie
Constituency Abolished