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Norman Godman

Norman Godman
Member of Parliament
for Greenock and Inverclyde
Greenock and Port Glasgow (1983-1997)
In office
9 June 1983 – 7 June 2001
Preceded by Dickson Mabon
Succeeded by David Cairns
Personal details
Born (1937-04-19) 19 April 1937
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Trish Godman (wife)
Relations Gary Mulgrew (stepson)

Norman Anthony Godman (born 19 April 1937) is a Scottish Labour Party politician.


  • Early life 1
  • Parliamentary career 2
  • Family 3
  • External links 4

Early life

Prior to his political career, he was a shipwright and lecturer, earning a PhD. He also served in the Royal Military Police during his National Service.

Parliamentary career

Godman first stood for Parliament in the 1979 General Election when he contested Aberdeen South, but he was defeated by the Conservative incumbent Iain Sproat by 772 votes.

He served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Greenock and Port Glasgow from 1983 to 1997, and for Greenock and Inverclyde from 1997 to 2001. From 1988-1989 he was Opposition spokesman for Agricultural and Rural Affairs.


His wife is Trish Godman, Member of the Scottish Parliament for West Renfrewshire.

External links

  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Norman Godman
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Dickson Mabon
Member of Parliament for Greenock and Port Glasgow
constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Greenock and Inverclyde
Succeeded by
David Cairns

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