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George Islay MacNeill ROBERTSON

member of parliament

George Islay MacNeill ROBERTSON, British Member of Parliament. Commander’s Cross; Federal German order of merit, 1991.


ROBERTSON, George Islay MacNeill was born on April 12, 1946 in Isle of Islay, Scotland. Parents: George P Robertson and Marion MacNill.


Dunoon Grammar School, Argyll. University of Dundee, Master of Arts (Hons) 1968. Spoken languages: French.


Researcher, Scottish Office of the GMWU, 1969-1970, Scottish Organiser, 1970-1978. Member. Police Advisory Board for Scotland, 197478. Chairman, Scottish Labour Party, 1977-1978.

Member of Parliament for Hamilton, since 1978. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Social Services, 1979. Secretary, Manifesto Group of Parliamentary Labour Party, 1979-1984.

Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on Scotland 1979-1980, on Defence 81, on Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 1981, and on European Community Affairs, 1984. Member. Steering Committee, BritishGerman Kônigswinter Committee, 1985. Co-Chmn., British Parliamentary Lighting Group.

Member, Council of the British Atlantic Committee. Chairman. British-German Parliamentary Group. since 1992. Opposition Spokesman on Foreign and Commonwealth affairs, since 1992.

Research Assistant, Tayside Economics Study Group 1968-1969. Governor, Scottish Police College, 1974-1978. Board member, Scottish Development Agency.

197678; Vice-Chairman, British Council, 1985. Council member, Royal Institut, of International Affairs 1985-1991. Honorary Vice-President, Operation Raleigh.

1982; Council, British Exeutive Service Overseas, 1991 -. Vice-Chairman, Westminster Foundation for Democracy, since 1992.


  • Various articles, papers.


Clubs: Seatbelt Survivors Club (Chmn.). Honorary Secretary, Parliamentary Photographic Group.


  • Other Interests

    Photography; Golf.


Spouse Sandra Robertson (née Wallace), 1970. Children: Malcolm, Martin, Rachael.