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was not televised, if a Scottish MP asked a question in parliament there was a fair chance that would be reported in the Scottish newspapers and the way of conducting business with constituents was different. No one had a mobile or a computer. I would say maybe half my constituents didn't even have a landline phone. ""There was this drive to demolish tenements in the area and they overdid that, so I was involved in a few campaigns to avert that. One example is King's Road in Portobello which they wanted to demolish. King's Road is still there with a large number of flats and it fulfils a very important function in the housing market these are low cost flats, a place where people have been able to buy a flat without having to spend a fortune. "We had a lot of campaigns to get jobs and new industrial developments. The east side of the Nike Roshe One Women's Blue city had lost a lot of jobs in the brewing industry at one time there were seven breweries in the Duddingston and Craigmillar area and a large number of jobs in the mining industry. "The Peffermill estate was one of the major breakthroughs.
During Labour's 18 year exile in opposition, Dr Strang was on and off the frontbench. He resigned over the Falklands War in 1982 and voted against the Gulf War in 1990. "John Smith appointed me back on the frontbench as principal spokesman on agriculture. It meant you played a leading role in developing policy in opposition for example, we drew up the policy for the Food Standards Agency which we set up and answers to the Department of Health and not the Ministry of Agriculture, and it's standing the test of time. "When Labour won its landslide victory in 1997, his top place in the ballot for the shadow cabinet meant he had a reasonable expectation of getting a job in Tony Blair's new Cabinet. He assumed it would be agriculture, but instead was handed transport. "I was gobsmacked," he admits. Nike Roshe Running Shoes Cheap
"It's a mistake to have transport in with another area because it's such a major part of the economy it should be a separate department and it was event.
It meant being part of a new, giant Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions whose overlord was Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.
of 1974, in October, Dr Strang was moved to become a junior agriculture minister, holding the post for the next five years, through the change of premiership from Wilson to Jim Callaghan, until Margaret Thatcher's victory in 1979.
I remember we had a big deputation to the council and we got it through by one vote. "In 1973, Dr Strang became the youngest frontbench spokesman in the House when Wilson appointed him to Labour's Scottish affairs team. A few months later he moved to energy, under Tony Benn. When Labour returned to power in February 1974, he became the junior minister with responsibility for North Sea oil. "It was quite exciting times," he recalls. "The whole North Sea oil thing was growing very fast. It was a big issue and Nike Roshe New York
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