Ian Gilmour, Baron Gilmour of Craigmillar

Ian Hedworth John Little Gilmour, Baron Gilmour of Craigmillar, PC (8 July 1926 – 21 September 2007) was a Conservative politician in the United Kingdom. He was styled Sir Ian Gilmour, 3rd Baronet from 1977, having succeeded to his father's baronetcy, until he became a life peer in 1992. He served as Secretary of State for Defence in 1974, in the government of Edward Heath. He also served in the government of Margaret Thatcher, as Lord Privy Seal from 1979 to 1981.

The Lord Gilmour of Craigmillar

Sir Ian Gilmour 1985
Gilmour being interviewed in 1985
Lord Privy Seal
In office
4 May 1979 – 11 September 1981
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byThe Lord Peart
Succeeded byHumphrey Atkins
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
In office
15 January 1976 – 4 May 1979
LeaderMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byGeorge Younger
Succeeded byFred Mulley
In office
11 March 1974 – 29 October 1974
LeaderTed Heath
Preceded byFred Peart
Succeeded byPeter Walker
Shadow Home Secretary
In office
18 February 1975 – 15 January 1976
LeaderMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byKeith Joseph
Succeeded byWillie Whitelaw
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
In office
29 October 1974 – 18 February 1975
LeaderTed Heath
Preceded byFrancis Pym
Succeeded byAirey Neave
Secretary of State for Defence
In office
8 January 1974 – 4 March 1974
Prime MinisterTed Heath
Preceded byPeter Carington
Succeeded byRoy Mason
Minister for Defence Procurement
In office
7 April 1971 – 8 January 1974
Prime MinisterTed Heath
Preceded byRobert Lindsay
Succeeded byGeorge Younger
Member of Parliament
for Chesham and Amersham
In office
28 February 1974 – 9 April 1992
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byCheryl Gillan
Member of Parliament
for Central Norfolk
In office
22 November 1962 – 28 February 1974
Preceded byRichard Collard
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Born8 July 1926
London, England, UK
Died21 September 2007 (aged 81)
Isleworth, England, UK
Political partyConservative (Before 1999)
Pro-Euro Conservative (1999–2001)
Liberal Democrats (2001–2007)
Alma materBalliol College, Oxford
City Law School

Early life

Gilmour was the son of stockbroker Lieutenant Colonel Sir John Gilmour, 2nd Baronet, and his wife, Victoria, a granddaughter of the 5th Earl of Cadogan. His parents divorced in 1929, and his father married Mary, the eldest daughter of the 3rd Duke of Abercorn. The family had land in Scotland and he inherited a substantial estate and shares in Meux's Brewery from his grandfather, Admiral of the Fleet, the Hon. Sir Hedworth Meux.[1]

They lived in the grounds of Syon Park in London, with a house in Tuscany. He was educated at Eton College and read history at Balliol College, Oxford.

He served with the Grenadier Guards from 1944 to 1947. He was called to the bar at Inner Temple in 1952 and was a tenant in the chambers of Quintin Hogg for two years. He bought The Spectator in 1954 and was its editor from 1954 to 1959. He sold The Spectator to the businessman Harold Creighton in 1967. His editorship of the magazine is seen as one of the highlights of that paper's long history.

Member of Parliament

He was elected as Member of Parliament for Central Norfolk in a by-election in 1962, winning by 220 votes. He held this seat until 1974, when his seat was abolished due to boundary changes, and he stood for the safe Conservative seat of Chesham and Amersham, sitting as its MP from 1974 until his retirement in 1992.

In parliament, he was a social liberal, voting to abolish the death penalty, and legalise abortion and homosexuality. He also supported the campaign to join the EEC. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Quintin Hogg from 1963. He was one of the few members to vote against the Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1968, regarding it as racist and designed to "keep the blacks out".[2]

Gilmour espoused the Arab cause when it was less popular in progressive circles than it later became and supported it throughout his years in the House of Commons, where his chief ally was Dennis Walters.[3]

In government

He served in Edward Heath's government from 1970, holding a variety of junior positions in the Ministry of Defence under Lord Carrington: Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Army from 1970 to 1971, then Minister of State for Defence Procurement until 1972, then Minister of State for Defence. He joined the Privy Council in 1973. He replaced Carrington in January 1974 to join Heath's Cabinet as Defence Secretary, but lost his position after Labour won the most seats in the general election at the end of February. He was in the Shadow Cabinet after the general election in February 1974 as Shadow Defence Secretary to late 1974. From the end of 1974 to February 1975 he was Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary.

In opposition, Gilmour joined the Conservative Research Department. With Chris Patten, he wrote the Conservative Party manifesto for the October 1974 election – a second loss, by a wider margin. When Margaret Thatcher became the new leader of the Conservative party, she appointed Gilmour as Shadow Home Secretary in 1975, then as Shadow Defence Secretary from 1976 to 1978. He became Lord Privy Seal after the 1979 general election, as the chief Government spokesman in the House of Commons for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, working again under Lord Carrington, who, as Foreign Secretary, sat in the House of Lords. He co-chaired with Carrington the Lancaster House talks, which led to the end of Ian Smith's government in Rhodesia, and the creation of an independent Zimbabwe under Robert Mugabe. He also negotiated with the EEC to reduce Britain's financial contribution.

Backbenches and retirement

Gilmour did not have good relations with Thatcher. Thatcher remarked in her autobiography, somewhat sarcastically: "Ian remained at the Foreign Office for two years. Subsequently, he was to show me the same loyalty from the back-benches as he had in government." [4] He survived a reshuffle in January 1981, but was sacked on 14 September 1981. He announced that the government was "steering full speed ahead for the rocks", and said that he regretted not resigning beforehand.

As a moderate who disagreed with the economic policies of Prime Minister Thatcher, Gilmour became the most outspoken "wet", delivering a lecture at Cambridge in February 1980 where he argued:

"In the Conservative view, economic liberalism à la Professor Hayek, because of its starkness and its failure to create a sense of community, is not a safeguard of political freedom but a threat to it."[5]

Gilmour remained on the backbenches until 1992, and opposed many Thatcherite policies, including the abolition of the Greater London Council, rate-capping and the poll tax. He was in favour of proportional representation. In 1989, he was considered by discontented backbenchers as a possible future leader; in the event, he supported Sir Anthony Meyer in his leadership challenge in December 1989. However, he did not participate in frontline British politics again, and was given a life peerage by John Major in 1992, becoming Baron Gilmour of Craigmillar, of Craigmillar in the District of the City of Edinburgh, of which his family were, for several hundred years, the feudal superiors.

He was expelled from the Conservative Party in 1999 for supporting the Pro-Euro Conservative Party in the European Parliament elections. At Question Time on 23 June, Prime Minister Tony Blair described this move as a demonstration of how right-wing and anti-European the party had become.


Gilmour was known for writing coherently from the One Nation perspective of the Conservative Party, in opposition to Thatcherism; in particular in his books Dancing with Dogma (1992) and (with Mark Garnett) Whatever Happened to the Tories (1997) and in his critical articles in journals such as the London Review of Books. His book, Inside Right (1977) is an introduction to conservative thought and thinkers. He also wrote the books The Body Politic (1969), Britain Can Work (1983), Riot, Risings and Revolution (1992), and The Making of the Poets: Byron and Shelley in Their Time (2002).

He was pro-European.[6]

He was president of Medical Aid for Palestinians from 1993 to 1996, and was chairman of the Byron Society from 2003 until his death.

Personal life

On 10 July 1951, Gilmour married Lady Caroline Margaret Montagu-Douglas-Scott, the youngest daughter of the 8th Duke of Buccleuch and sister of John Scott, 9th Duke of Buccleuch. Their wedding was attended by several members of the British Royal Family, including Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother), and the future Elizabeth II. They lived in Isleworth, and had four sons and one daughter. On 22 February 1974, Lady Caroline Gilmour launched HMS Cardiff.[7] His wife died in 2004, but he was survived by their five children, the eldest of whom, the Hon. David Gilmour, succeeded to his father's baronetcy. Among the younger sons, Oliver Gilmour is a conductor and Andrew Gilmour is a senior United Nations official.


Lord Gilmour died on 21 September 2007 of undisclosed causes, aged 81, at West Middlesex Hospital, Isleworth, Greater London, after a short illness.[6]

Cultural portrayals


  1. ^ "History in Portsmouth". History in Portsmouth. 20 September 1929. Archived from the original on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2010.
  2. ^ https://www.newstatesman.com/when-labour-played-racist-card?page=463&qt-trending=1
  3. ^ Alan Watkins, Brief lives: with some memoirs (1982), p. 51
  4. ^ Margaret Thatcher, The Downing Street Years (HarperCollins, 1993), p. 29.
  5. ^ Hugo Young, One of Us (1989) p 200
  6. ^ a b "Lord Gilmour's BBC online obituary". Newsvote.bbc.co.uk. 21 September 2007. Retrieved 15 May 2010.
  7. ^ "Visiting British Naval Ships British High Commission, Accra". www.britishhighcommission.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 18 August 2004. Retrieved 10 February 2008.
  8. ^ http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/online/content/lp1958%20g.htm


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Gilmour (surname)

Gilmour is a surname of Scottish or Irish origin, derived from an anglicisation of the Gaelic name Mac Gille Mhoire (meaning "Son of the Follower of the Virgin Mary"), the same origin as the name McLemore. Notable people with this surname include:

Alan Gilmour, Scottish/Australian playwright and librettist

Andrew Gilmour (cricketer)

Bill Gilmour, various, including:

Bill Gilmour (director) (born 1939), Scottish television director

Bill Gilmour (politician) (born 1942), Canadian politician

Billy Gilmour (1885–1959), Canadian ice hockey player

Clyde Gilmour (1912–1997), Canadian broadcaster and print journalist

David Gilmour, various, including:

Dave Gilmour (ice hockey b. 1882) (1882–1932), Canadian hockey player (Ottawa Silver Seven)

Dave Gilmour (ice hockey b. 1950), major league ice hockey player (Calgary Cowboys)

David Gilmour (writer), Canadian writer and television journalist

David Gilmour, English guitarist and member of Pink Floyd

Sir David Gilmour, 4th Baronet

Dean Gilmour, Canadian dramatist

Doug Gilmour (born 1963), Canadian ice hockey player

Ginger Gilmour, American artist, model and sculptor

Graham Gilmour, (1885–1912) was a British pioneer aviator.

Ian Gilmour, Baron Gilmour of Craigmillar (1926–2007), British politician

James Gilmour (disambiguation), various

John Gilmour, various, including:

Sir John Gilmour of Craigmillar (1605–1671), Lord President of the Court of Session 1661–1671

Sir John Gilmour, 1st Baronet (1845–1920), Scottish Unionist politician

Sir John Gilmour, 2nd Baronet (1876–1940), Scottish Unionist politician, Home Secretary, Secretary of State for Scotland

Sir John Gilmour, 3rd Baronet (1912–2007), Scottish Conservative Party politician, Member of Parliament for East Fife 1961–1979

John Gilmour (ice hockey), (born 1993), Canadian ice hockey player

Lee Gilmour (born 1978), English former professional rugby league footballer

Leon Gilmour (1907–1996), American printmaker

Léonie Gilmour (1873–1933), American educator, editor, and journalist.

Raymond Gilmour (born 1959), Northern Irish republican paramilitary who later became a double agent, reporting to British security

Robert Gilmour Leckie (1833–1914), Canadian mining engineer

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Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, 8th Earl of Radnor

Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, 8th Earl of Radnor (10 November 1927 – 10 August 2008) was a British nobleman. He was the son of William Pleydell-Bouverie, 7th Earl of Radnor and Helena Olivia Adeane.

He married, firstly, Anne Garden Seth-Smith, daughter of Donald Farquaharson Seth-Smith, on 8 July 1953 and they were divorced in 1962. He and Anne had two sons:

William Pleydell-Bouverie, 9th Earl of Radnor (b. 5 January 1955)

Hon. Peter John Pleydell-Bouverie (b. 14 January 1958), married Hon. Jane Victoria Gilmour (b. 1959), daughter of Ian Gilmour, Baron Gilmour of Craigmillar, in 1986 and had issue.He married, secondly, Margaret Robin Fleming, daughter of Robin Fleming, in 1963 and they were divorced in 1985. They had four daughters:

Lady Martha Pleydell-Bouverie (b. 1964)

Lady Lucy Pleydell-Bouverie (b. 1964)

Lady Belinda Pleydell-Bouverie (b. 1966) whose husband died recently.

Lady Frances Pleydell-Bouverie (b. 1973)He married, thirdly, Mary Jillean Gwenellan Eddy, daughter of William Edward Montague Eddy, in 1986. He died at Longford Castle in 2008.

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Pro-Euro Conservative Party

The Pro-Euro Conservative Party was a British political party announced by John Stevens and Brendan Donnelly in February 1999, formed to contest the 1999 European Parliament Elections. The founders were Members of the European Parliament who had resigned from the UK Conservative Party in protest at its anti-euro stance. Their reported aim was to replace Eurosceptic William Hague as Conservative leader with Europhile Kenneth Clarke. Stevens later said that they had intended to push Ken Clarke, Michael Heseltine, Chris Patten and other pro-Europeans in the Conservative Party into "an SDP-style breakaway, in combination with the Liberal Democrats". The Pro-Euro Conservative Party disbanded in 2001.

Saudi Arabia–United Kingdom relations

According to the British government, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have long been close allies. The origins of these relations date back to the time of the First World War, when Ibn Saud signed the 1915 Treaty of Darin with the British government, thereby accepting the status of a British protectorate. On 20 May 1927, the British government and the Kingdom of Nejd concluded the Treaty of Jeddah, a further agreement. The United Kingdom was among the first states that recognised the country in 1926 and had a diplomatic delegation in the country. Saudi Arabia opened its embassy in London in 1930, which was the country's second official foreign affairs body abroad and led by Hafiz Wahbah.Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom are strategic allies. There are more than 200 joint ventures between British and Saudi Companies, worth $17.5 billion, and some 30,000 British nationals are living and working in Saudi Arabia as well as nearly 100,000 Saudi nationals living in the UK. Saudi Arabia is the United Kingdom's primary trading partner in the Middle East and the United Kingdom is Saudi Arabia’s most closest European ally.The UK has an embassy in Riyadh, consulate in Jeddah and trade office in Al Khobar. The current British ambassador to Saudi Arabia is Simon Collis. Saudi Arabia has an embassy and consulate in London. Mohammed bin Nawwaf bin Abdulaziz has been the Saudi ambassador to the UK since 2005. He is a member of the House of Saud.

Sir David Gilmour, 4th Baronet

The Hon. Sir David Robert Gilmour, 4th Baronet (born 14 November 1952) is a British author.

Coat of arms of Ian Gilmour, Baron Gilmour of Craigmillar
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A Dexter Hand holding a Scroll of Paper within a Garland of Laurel proper
Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Azure three Writing Pens Argent (Gilmour); 2nd and 3rd, Sable in a Saltire Argent a Crescent Gules (Little)
Nil Penna Sed Usus (Not the pen, but custom) [8]
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