Sir Bernard Ingham (born 21 June 1932) is a British journalist and former civil servant who is best known as Margaret Thatcher's chief press secretary while she was Prime minister of the United Kingdom.
Today Ingham, who left school at 16 and never attended university, lectures in public relations at Middlesex University in London. He attended Bradford Technical College on day release as part of the studies required to qualify for the Certificate of Training for Junior Journalists, which he describes as being "taken rather seriously in early post-war Britain".
He is also secretary to Supporters of Nuclear Energy (SONE), a group of individuals who seek to promote nuclear power and he holds the position of Vice President of Country Guardian, an anti-wind energy campaign group. Ingham is also a regular panellist on BBC current affairs programme Dateline London.
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