John Reid(1947-), Politician; Home Secretary
Sitter in 2 portraits
Appointed Secretary of State for Defence in May 2005. Reid read History at Stirling University. He acted as political adviser to Neil Kinnock from 1983 to 1985 and organised Scottish Trade Unionists for Labour from 1986 to 1987. Reid was elected MP for Hamilton and North and Bellshill in 1997. Appointments include Minister for Transport; Secretary of State for Scotland; Secretary of State for Northern Ireland; Minister without Portfolio and Party Chair; Leader of the House of Commons and President of the Council.
by Nick Danziger
bromide print, 20 March 2003