Andrew Robert McIntosh, Baron McIntosh of Haringey PC
(30 April 1933 – 27 August 2010) was a British Labour
politician and last elected Principal of the Working Men's College.
McIntosh was educated at Haberdasher Aske's Hampstead School
, the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe
, Jesus College, Oxford
and Ohio State University
., 26 June 2001, Scotland Office
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 was sworn in as a member of the Privy Council
Andrew McIntosh was the UK's Minister for the Media and Heritage at the Department for Culture Media and Sport
from 2003 to 2005. His responsibilities included broadcasting and press regulation, heritage and architecture, libraries, and gambling regulation. He was also spokesman in the House of Lords for HM Treasury from 1997-2005.
In September 2005 he... Read More