| Tommy McAvoy |
|Born||14 December 1943|
Held several positions in the Government Whips' Office under the Blair and Brown governments,
Thomas McLaughlin McAvoy, Baron McAvoy is a British Labour and Co-operative politician who is a life peer in the House of Lords since 2010. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Glasgow Rutherglen from 1987 to 2005, and Rutherglen and Hamilton West from 2005 to 2010.
McAvoy held several positions in the Government Whips' Office under the Blair and Brown governments, working as Comptroller of the Household from 1997 to 2008 and Treasurer of the Household from 2008 to 2010. He entered the Lords after choosing not to seek re-election to the Commons, where he was Opposition Spokesperson for Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well as a Senior Whip. McAvoy held the position of Lords Opposition Chief Whip from 2018 to 2021 after being Deputy Chief Whip from 2015 to 2018.