Millan in 1992
|European Commissioner for Regional Policy|
6 January 1989 – 23 January 1995
|Preceded by||Grigoris Varfis|
|Succeeded by||Monika Wulf-Mathies|
|Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland|
4 May 1979 – 31 October 1983
|Preceded by||Teddy Taylor|
|Succeeded by||Donald Dewar|
|Secretary of State for Scotland|
8 April 1976 – 4 May 1979
|Prime Minister||James Callaghan|
|Preceded by||Willie Ross|
|Succeeded by||George Younger|
|Member of Parliament|
for Glasgow Govan
9 June 1983 – 18 October 1988
|Preceded by||Andrew McMahon|
|Succeeded by||Jim Sillars|
|Member of Parliament|
for Glasgow Craigton
8 October 1959 – 9 June 1983
|Preceded by||Jack Browne|
|Succeeded by||Constituency abolished|
|Born||5 October 1927|
|Died||21 February 2013 (aged 85)|
Early life[change | change source]
Parliamentary career[change | change source]
He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Glasgow Craigton at the 1959 general election and served for that seat, and after its abolition in 1983 for Glasgow Govan, until 1988. He served in the Wilson government of 1964–1970 as Under-Secretary of State for the Air Force from 1964 to 1966, as Under-Secretary of State for Scotland from 1966 to 1970, and in the Callaghan government of 1976–1979 as Secretary of State for Scotland; he subsequently served as Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland under new leader Michael Foot.
After Parliament[change | change source]
In 1988 he left Parliament, by applying for the Chiltern Hundreds, to take up the post of European Commissioner for Regional Policy and Cohesion which he held until 1995. The vacancy he left was filled by Jim Sillars of the Scottish National Party (SNP) in the notable Glasgow Govan by-election of 1988.
References[change | change source]
- "Rt Hon Bruce Millan PC HonFRSE". Rse.org.uk. Royal Society of Edinburgh. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
- "Bruce Millan". The Telegraph. London: Telegraph Media Group. 26 February 2013. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
- Wilson, Brian (25 February 2013). "Bruce Millan obituary". The Guardian. London: Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
- "Former Scottish Secretary Bruce Millan dies aged 85". BBC News. BBC. 23 February 2013. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
- Beckett, J. V.; Ken Brand (1998). Nottingham: An Illustrated History. Manchester University Press. p. 47. ISBN 0719051754.
- Gordon, Tom (23 February 2013). "Bruce Millan, former Scottish Secretary, dies at 85". The Herald. Herald & Times Group. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
- "Edinburgh: Honorary Graduates". Hw.ac.uk. Heriot-Watt University. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
- Keating, Michael (2007). Scottish Social Democracy: Progressive Ideas for Public Policy. Peter Lang. p. 91. ISBN 9052010668.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Media related to Bruce Millan at Wikimedia Commons
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Bruce Millan
|Parliament of the United Kingdom (1801–present)|
| Member of Parliament for Glasgow Craigton
| Member of Parliament for Glasgow Govan
| Secretary of State for Scotland
| British European Commissioner
Served alongside: Leon Brittan
The Lord Cockfield
| European Commissioner for Regional Policy