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Candidate

  John Reid
Hamilton North & Bellshill
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married Cathie McGowan 1969 (died 1998)
2 sons.

Education
St Patrick's Senior Secondary School, Coatbridge
Stirling University (MA history, PhD economic history).

Non-political career
Scottish research officer, Labour Party 1979-83
Adviser to Neil Kinnock as Leader of the Labour Party 1983-85
Scottish organiser, Trade Unionists for Labour 1985-87.

Electoral history
Member for Motherwell North 1987-97, and for Hamilton North and Bellshill since May 1, 1997

Political career
Shadow Deputy Secretary of State for Defence 1995-97
Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Minister for the Armed Forces) 1997-98
Minister of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Minister for Transport) 1998-99
Secretary of State for Scotland 1999-2001
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 2001-. Spokesman: Deputy Shadow Spokesperson on Children 1989-90

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