John MacGregor

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For the recipient of the Victoria Cross see John MacGregor (VC)

John Roddick Russell MacGregor, Baron MacGregor of Pulham Market, PC (born February 14 1937), is a politician in the United Kingdom. He was Conservative MP for South Norfolk, but stepped down in the 2001 election.

He became MP in 1974, and served as a Tory whip from 1977 to 1981, when he became a junior minister at the Department of Trade and Industry, then moved in 1983 to MAFF.

He entered the Cabinet in 1985 as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, and in 1987, he was made Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food - during the BSE crisis. He was promoted to Secretary of State for Education in July 1989. In the small reshuffle following the resignation of Sir Geoffrey Howe, he was made Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council just days before Thatcher's own resignation. He continued in this position from 1990 to 1992. He was made Secretary of State for Transport in 1992, remaining in the post until July 1994 when he left the cabinet.


Preceded by:
Peter Rees
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
1985–1987
Succeeded by:
John Major
Preceded by:
Michael Jopling
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
1987–1989
Succeeded by:
John Gummer
Preceded by:
Kenneth Baker
Secretary of State for Education and Science
1989–1990
Succeeded by:
Kenneth Clarke

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Preceded by:
Malcolm Rifkind
Secretary of State for Transport
1992–1994
Succeeded by:
Brian Mawhinney

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