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Encyclopedia > Michael Ancram
The Most Hon. Michael Ancram
Michael Ancram

In office
18 September 2001 – 6 December 2005
Succeeded by William Hague

In office
7 May 2005 – 6 December 2005
Preceded by Nicholas Soames
Succeeded by Liam Fox

In office
18 September 2001 – 7 May 2005
Preceded by Francis Maude
Succeeded by William Hague

In office
2 December 1998 – 7 June 2001
Preceded by Cecil Parkinson
Succeeded by David Davis

Born July 07, 1945 (1945-07-07) (age 61)
Flag of England London, England, UK
Political party Conservative

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Early life

Born in London, Ancram was educated at Ampleforth College, Christ Church, Oxford (BA History 1966, MA) and the University of Edinburgh (LLB 1968). For many years he was known by the courtesy title Earl of Ancram, as son and heir of the 12th Marquess of Lothian. He is said to have dropped the use of his title after becoming a lawyer, because he believed it might confuse the jury if the judge called him "M'Lord".[1] This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire is the largest private Catholic mixed boarding school in the UK, and it is occasionally referred to as the Catholic Eton, a soubriqet also attached at different times to Beaumont (no longer open) and Stonyhurst College (both Jesuit schools) and which was Cardinal Newmans... College name Christ Church Named after Jesus Christ Established 1546 Sister College Trinity College Dean The Very Revd Christopher Andrew Lewis JCR President William Dorsey Undergraduates 426 MCR or GCR President {{{MCR President}}} Graduates 154 Home page Boat Club Christ Church (Latin: Ædes Christi, the temple or house of Christ... A B.A. issused as a certificate Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... The degree of Master of Arts degree is an undergraduate degree awarded by the universities of Oxford and Cambridge as well as by the University of Dublin. ... The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582,[4] is a renowned centre for teaching and research in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... The degree of Bachelor of Laws is the principal academic degree in law in most common law countries. ... A courtesy title is a form of address in the British peerage system used for wives, children, and other close relatives of a peer. ... Earl of Ancram is a title in the Peerage of Scotland. ... Peter Francis Walter Kerr, 12th Marquess of Lothian, KCVO (8 September 1922–11 October 2004) was a British peer, politician and landowner. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Member of Parliament

He was a member of the House of Commons Energy Select Committee between 1979 and 1983, and Chairman of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party from 1980 to 1983. He was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Scottish Office with responsibility for Home Affairs, Housing, Local Government, Rating Reform and the Environment from 1983 until 1987. A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic and Scots1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... A Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, in the United Kingdom government structure, is a minister who is junior to a Minister of State who is then junior to a Secretary of State. ... Categories: Stub | Scotland | Departments of the United Kingdom Government ... The Interior Minister is a member of a Cabinet in a Government. ... Houses in Fishpool Street, St Albans, England For other meanings of the word house, see House (disambiguation). ... Local governments are administrative offices that are smaller than a state or province. ...


He was a member of the Public Accounts Committee and Chairman of the Backbench Constitutional Affairs Committee from 1992 until May 1993, when he was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Northern Ireland Office. He was promoted to Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office in January 1994, and was made a Privy Councillor in January 1996. While serving at the Northern Ireland office he frequently attended the GAA All-Ireland finals at Croke Park in Dublin each year. A Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, in the United Kingdom government structure, is a minister who is junior to a Minister of State who is then junior to a Secretary of State. ... The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) is an arm of the United Kingdom government, responsible for Northern Ireland affairs. ... Minister of State is a title borne by officials in certain countries governed under the parliamentary system. ... The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) is an arm of the United Kingdom government, responsible for Northern Ireland affairs. ... Her Majestys Most Honourable Privy Council is a body of advisors to the British Sovereign. ...


Shadow Cabinet and failed leadership bid

After the Conservatives' defeat at the 1997 election he served in the Shadow Cabinet as Constitutional Affairs Spokesman from June 1997 to June 1998, and as Chairman of the Conservative Party from October 1998 to September 2001. The UK general election, 1997 was one of the largest election victories in the history of the twentieth century. ... The Shadow Cabinet (also called the Shadow Front Bench) is a senior group of opposition spokespeople in the Westminster system of government who together under the leadership of the Leader of the Opposition (or the leader of other smaller opposition parties) form an alternative cabinet to the governments, whose... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and is the second oldest extant political party in the world. ...


In 2001, he stood against Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Portillo, Kenneth Clarke and David Davis for the party leadership. In the first poll he and David Davis were tied for last place, leading to a re-run in which Ancram was placed bottom. He was eliminated, and Davis withdrew. Both swung their support behind Iain Duncan Smith, who went on to win, beating Clarke and Portillo in the second round. Duncan Smith made Ancram Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in September 2001. He remained in this position after Michael Howard took over in 2003. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rt. ... Michael Denzil Xavier Portillo PC (born 26 May 1953) is an English journalist, broadcaster, and former Conservative politician. ... Kenneth Harry Clarke, QC, MP, (born 2 July 1940) is a leading Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. ... David Michael Davis (born December 23, 1948) is a British politician, Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Haltemprice and Howden and Shadow Home Secretary. ... David Michael Davis (born December 23, 1948) is a British politician, Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Haltemprice and Howden and Shadow Home Secretary. ... The Rt Hon. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Peerage

Ancram became the Marquess of Lothian upon his father's death in 2004, but does not use the title in his public life. The House of Lords Act 1999 meant that, on acceding to the peerage, he wasn't disqualified from sitting in the House of Commons as hereditary peers no longer have an automatic right to sit in the House of Lords. After John Thurso, he is the second person to have sat in the House of Commons whilst simultaneously being a hereditary peer. shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Archibald Sinclair, 3rd Viscount Thurso (born September 10, 1953), known as John Thurso, is a British businessman and Liberal Democrat politician. ... Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2005-06-08, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ...


In the reshuffle following the 2005 election, Ancram was moved to Shadow Secretary of State for Defence but remained the Deputy Leader. He stood down from the shadow cabinet in October 2005, following the election of David Cameron as party leader.[2] In January 2006 he was appointed to the Intelligence and Security Committee, replacing James Arbuthnot. The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005. ... Deputy Leader in the Westminster system is the second-in-command of a political party, behind the party leader. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in October 28: Richard Smalley 26: Emil Kyulev 24: José Azcona del Hoyo 24: Rosa Parks 23: Stella Obasanjo 22: Liam Lawlor 22: Shirley Horn 20: Endon Mahmood 17: Ba Jin 10: Milton Obote 7: Charles... David William Donald Cameron (born 9 October 1966) is the Leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Opposition in the United Kingdom, positions he has occupied since December 2005. ... The Intelligence and Security Committee is a unique committee, as it is not a committee of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...


Personal life

He married a fellow Roman Catholic, Lady Jane Fitzalan Howard (a daughter of the 16th Duke of Norfolk) in 1975 and they have two daughters, the eldest of whom is the eventual heir of Lady Herries of Terregles. Previously a member of the Faculty of Advocates, he unsuccessfully contested the East Lothian parliamentary seat in 1970. He won Berwick and East Lothian for the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party in the February 1974 election, only to lose it again in October, then represented Edinburgh South from 1979-87 (his Labour opponent in the 1979 election was Gordon Brown). He has been Member of Parliament for Devizes in Wiltshire since April 1992. The Most Noble Bernard Marmaduke Fitzalan-Howard, 16th Duke of Norfolk KG (30 May 1908–31 January 1975), known as Earl of Arundel and Surrey before 1917, was the eldest surviving son of the 15th Duke of Norfolk, who died when the then Lord Arundel was only 9 years old. ... Lord Herries of Terregles is a title in the Peerage of Scotland. ... Berwick and East Lothian was a constituency of the House of Commons of the UK Parliament, until it was replaced by East Lothian and part of Roxburgh and Berwickshire for the 1983 general election. ... Disambiguation: you may be looking for Scottish Unionist Party (modern) The Unionist Party, referred to as the Scottish Unionist Party outside Scotland itself, was the main Tory political party in Scotland between 1912 and 1965. ... The UK general election of February 1974 was held on February 28, 1974. ... The UK general election of October 1974 took place on October 10, 1974. ... Edinburgh South is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, first used in the general election of 1885. ... For other people with the same name, see Gordon Brown (disambiguation). ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Devizes is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ...


Ancram was a founding signatory in 2005 of the Henry Jackson Society principles, advocating a proactive approach to the spread of liberal democracy across the world, including when necessary by military intervention. However on April 21, 2006 he became one of the first senior Conservative MPs to call for British troops to withdraw from Iraq, saying Iraq was effectively in a state of civil war and "It is time now for us to get out of Iraq with dignity and honour while we still can."[3] Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Henry Jackson Society is a non-partisan society or think tank (with tax-exempt charity status) that aims to promote democratic geopolitics. It is based at Peterhouse, a college of the University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom. ... Liberal democracy is a form of government. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


References

  1. ^ Rachel Sylvester and George Jones (27 June, 2001). Ancram offers healing hands to Tories. Daily Telegraph. Retrieved on 2006-11-01.
  2. ^ Ancram to stand down from Shadow Cabinet. Conservative Party (4 October, 2005). Retrieved on 2006-11-01.
  3. ^ Tory MP urges Iraq troop pull-out. BBC News (21 April, 2006). Retrieved on 2006-11-01.

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External links

  • Michael Ancram MP official Parliamentary site
  • Rt Hon Michael Ancram QC MP official political site
  • Conservative Party - Hon Michael Ancram QC MP official biography
  • Guardian Unlimited Politics - Ask Aristotle: Michael Ancram MP
  • TheyWorkForYou.com - Michael Ancram MP
  • The Public Whip - Michael Ancram MP voting record
  • BBC News - Michael Ancram profile 17 October, 2002
  • Open Directory Project - Michael Ancram directory category

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Parliament of the United Kingdom (1801–present)
Preceded by
John Mackintosh
Member of Parliament for Berwick and East Lothian
Feb 1974Oct 1974
Succeeded by
John Mackintosh
Preceded by
Michael Clark Hutchison
Member of Parliament for Edinburgh South
19791987
Succeeded by
Nigel Griffiths
Preceded by
Charles Morrison
Member of Parliament for Devizes
1992 – present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Nicholas Soames
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
2005–2005
Succeeded by
Liam Fox
Preceded by
Francis Maude
Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
2001–2005
Succeeded by
William Hague
Preceded by
Michael Portillo
Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party
2001–2005
Succeeded by
William Hague
Preceded by
Cecil Parkinson
Chairman of the Conservative Party
1998–2001
Succeeded by
David Davis
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Peter Kerr
Marquess of Lothian
2004 – present
Incumbent
Preceded by
The Most. Hon. the Marquess of Tweeddale
United Kingdom Order of Precedence
gentlemen
Succeeded by
The Most Hon. The Marquess of Lansdowne

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By The Rt Hon Michael Ancram QC MP Former Shadow Foreign Secretary Northern Ireland Minister 1993-97 On the face of it, Tony Blairs appointment as the Quartets representative in the Middle East Peace Process should be welcomed.
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Michael Ancram (Devizes) (Con): I beg to move, To leave out from "That" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof: That this House declines to give a second reading to the European Union Bill because, whilst it enables the broadly-supported and necessary Referendum to...
Michael Ancram - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (825 words)
Michael Andrew Foster Jude Kerr, 13th Marquess of Lothian, PC, QC, MP (born 7 July 1945), known as Michael Ancram, is a United Kingdom Conservative Party politician.
Born in London, Ancram was educated at Ampleforth College, Christ Church, Oxford (BA History 1966, MA) and the University of Edinburgh (LLB 1968).
Ancram was a founding signatory in 2005 of the Henry Jackson Society principles, advocating a proactive approach to the spread of liberal democracy across the world, including when necessary by military intervention.
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