John MacGregor

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John Roddick Russell MacGregor, Baron MacGregor of Pulham Market, OBE, PC (born February 14, 1937), is a politician in the United Kingdom. He was educated at Merchiston Castle School, then at the University of St Andrews and at King's College London. He was Conservative MP for Norfolk South, but stepped down in the 2001 election.

He became MP in the February 1974 General Election, 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 on 2 September 1985 as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, and in 1987, he was made Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food - during the BSE crisis. He was promoted to Secretary of State for Education and Science 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. He was made a life peer as Baron MacGregor of Pulham Market, of Pulham Market in the County of Norfolk on 05 July, 2001.