William Whitelaw (Perth MP)

British politician (1868-1946)

William Whitelaw (Perth MP) (28th June 1918 - 1 July 1999) was a Conservative politician from Scotland. He served some Cabinet positions such as Home Secretary and deputy leader of the British Conservative Party during Margaret Thatcher's time as PM.

Whitelaw was likely appointed by Thatcher in some positions to get the Scottish to vote for her as he was Scottish and Thatcher was very unpopular in the area.