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Ingram, Adam (b. 1 February 1947)
Politician; Labour Party MP; Minister of State at Northern Ireland Office (NIO) 1997-2001

Adam Ingram was born in Glasgow and educated in the city before returning to education through the Open University. He worked as a computer programmer / analyst (1967-77) before taking up a post as a full-time trade union official (1977-87). Ingram first became involved in politics when he joined the Labour Party and served as a local councillor (1990-87) before being returned as an MP in 1987 for the constituency of East Kilbride (1987-present). With the return of a Labour government following the general election of May 1997 he was appointed Minister of State at the Northern Ireland (NIO) (1997-2001). His responsibilities were to include those for security, prisons and economic development and in March 1998 he was made Minister for Victims. After a cabinet reshuffle in early 2001 he was moved from the NIO and took up a junior position at the Ministry of Defence.

Book References:
Elliott, Sydney. and Flackes, W.D. (1999), Northern Ireland: A Political Directory 1968-1999. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.
Web Sources:
[Entry written by B.Lynn - 19 November 2002]

Irwin, Alistair (Lieutenant General) (b. 1948)
British Army Soldier; General Officer Commanding (GOC) Northern Ireland 2000-03
[Entry to be included at a later date]

The information has been compiled from numerous primary and secondary sources.
The best general sources for additional information are:
  • Elliott, Sydney. and Flackes, W.D. (1999), Northern Ireland: A Political Directory, 1968-1999. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.
  • McRedmond, Louis. (ed.) (1998), Modern Irish Lives: Dictionary of 20th-century Biography. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan.
  • Ramsden, John. (ed.) (2002), The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century British Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    For related and background information see also:
  • The list of acronyms associated with 'the Troubles'
  • The glossary of terms related to the conflict
  • The abstracts on prominent organisations
  • The chronology of the conflict

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