Robin Cook

Mr Robert Finlayson Cook

Rush ID: 210

Details

Born:
28 February 1946
Died:
6 August 2005
Birth place:
Bellshill, Lanarkshire, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Further Education teacher
Election occupation:
Further Education teacher
Parentage:
Peter Cook
Notes:
Obituary in The Guardian, 08/08/2005.
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
210
MNIS ID:
623
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q311214
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. COOK, Robin (1946-2005)

Constituencies

  1. Livingston

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1983
    Date of election: 9 June 1983
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 2005*
    Date of exit: 6 August 2005
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Death
    Sponsorship: NUR
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: None
  2. Edinburgh Central

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1974ยน
    Date of election: 28 February 1974
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1983
    Date of exit: 9 June 1983
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Relocation
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: None

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Edinburgh North

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1970
    Date of election: Thu 18th Jun 1970
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:

Ministerial offices

  1. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1997-2001

  2. Leader of the House of Commons 2001-2003

  3. Lord President of the Council 2001-2003

Higher education

  1. University of Edinburgh

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Aberdeen Grammar School

  2. Royal High School, Edinburgh

Marriages

  1. Whitmore, Margaret

    Year: 1969

    Notes: Divorced 1998. 2 sons.

  2. Regan, Gaynor

    Year: 1998

Parties

  1. Labour Party member

    Party Chair 1996-1998

Political organisations

  1. Fabian Society

  2. Tribune

Local governments

  1. Edinburgh City Council

    member

    1971-1974

Trade unions

  1. Transport and General Workers Union member