Andrew McIntosh, Baron McIntosh of Haringey

Andrew McIntosh, Baron McIntosh of Haringey

Andrew Robert McIntosh, Baron McIntosh of Haringey (born 30 April 1933) is a British Labour politician.

McIntosh was educated at Haberdasher Aske's Hampstead School, the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, Jesus College, Oxford and Ohio State University. [ [ Lord McIntosh of Haringey - Scotland Office Spokesman in the House of Lords] , 26 June 2001, Scotland Office] He was married to the late Prof Naomi Sargant and father of two sons Francis Robert and Philip Henry Sargant McIntosh also stepfather to David Andrew Kelly.

He served as a councillor in the London Borough of Haringey 1964-68. He represented Tottenham on the Greater London Council 1973-83. When Labour won control of the GLC in 1981, McIntosh was leader of the Labour group. On the right of the Party then, McIntosh had only narrowly beaten left-winger Ken Livingstone for the leadership. However, the day after Labour won a small majority, McIntosh was ousted and Livingstone voted leader of the Labour Group and of the GLC in his place by 30 to 20.

McIntosh was raised to the peerage as a life peer on 17 January 1983 as Baron McIntosh of Haringey, of Haringey in the County of Greater London. He has served as a whip and a culture spokesman in the House of Lords.

He is an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society and a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association.


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