Ian Gow

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Ian Gow (11 February 1937 – 30 July 1990) was a British politician who was murdered by Irish Terrorists.

Gow entered the British House of Commons in 1972 as a Conservative Member of Parliament. Under opposition leader Margaret Thatcher he worked on Northern Ireland policy with Airey Neave.

After Neave's murder and the Conservative victory in the 1979 General Election, Gow entered government as an assistant to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

On 30 July 1990, a Semtex bomb planted in Gow's car exploded as he was reversing out of his driveway, injuring him fatally.

Irish Terrorist group the IRA claimed responsibility for killing Ian Gow.