The Full Wiki

More info on Hamish Gray, Baron Gray of Contin

Hamish Gray, Baron Gray of Contin: Map


Wikipedia article:

Map showing all locations mentioned on Wikipedia article:

James Hector Northey Gray, Baron Gray of Contin, PC, DL, (28 June 1927 – 14 March 2006), known as Hamish Gray, was a Scottishmarker politician and life peer.

Gray was born in Invernessmarker 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 Indiamarker, 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 Councilmarker in 1965 and at the 1970 general election he was elected to Parliamentmarker 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 the 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 was made a life peer in 1983, taking the title Baron Gray of Contin, of Contin, in the District of Ross and Cromartymarker, and was Minister of State for Scotland from 1983 to 1986.

He served Invernessmarker as Deputy Lieutenant (1989), Vice Lord Lieutenant (1994) and Lord Lieutenant (1996-2002).


Embed code:

Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address