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Sir Bernard Ingham

Sir Bernard Ingham was a journalist for 18 years on his local weekly, the Hebden Bridge Times, then the Yorkshire Evening Post, Yorkshire Post and The Guardian before becoming a temporary Civil Servant in 1967. He intended to return to Fleet Street after two years but it took him 24 years to get back. In between he was press secretary in first the Department of Employment (to Barbara Castle, Robert Carr and Maurice Macmillan) and then in the Department of Energy (to Lord Carrington, Eric Varley and Tony Benn). For the last two years of his time in Department of Energy he was first head of the energy conservation policy division which included renewables. He was asked to be Mrs Thatcher's Chief Press Secretary in No 10 in 1979 without having known or met her and remained in that position until she resigned and he retired in 1990. Since then he has been a columnist, broadcaster, author and consultant and currently am Secretary of Supporters of Nuclear Energy, a pressure group of individuals.

Bernard Ingham contributed to the Energy Futures debate at Development, Sustainability and Environment in October 2005 and was on the panel at The Great Energy Debate in March 2006 at Discovery Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Supporters of Nuclear Energy (SONE)
Tilting at Windmills by Caspar Hewett: Proceedings of the Energy Futures discussion held as part of The Great Debate: Development, Sustainability and Environment conference, October 2005

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