William Howie, Baron Howie of Troon

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William Howie, Baron Howie of Troon (2 March 1924 – 26 May 2018)[1], known as Will Howie, was a British Labour Party politician and Member of Parliament (MP).

Howie was elected to the House of Commons at a 1963 by-election in the Luton constituency, following the appointment of Conservative MP Charles Hill as chairman of the Independent Television Authority. He was re-elected at the 1964 general election with a majority of only 723 votes.

He held his seat at the 1966 election with an increased majority of 2,464, but at the 1970 general election he lost his seat to the Conservative Charles Simeons.

On 21 April 1978, he was made a life peer as Baron Howie of Troon, of Troon in the District of Kyle and Carrick.[2][1]


On 17 July 2007 it was revealed [3] that Howie provided a parliamentary security pass to Doug Smith, Chairman of the lobbying group Westminster Advisers.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Hill
Member of Parliament for Luton
Succeeded by
Charles Simeons
Political offices
Preceded by
William Whitlock
Comptroller of the Household
Succeeded by
Ioan Evans