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He contested numerous Westminister constituency seats for the Party: the Glasgow Govan constituency in the general election 1959, West Lothian in a 1962 by-election, Govan in the 1964 and 1966 general elections, St Pancras North in the 1970 and February 1974 general elections.
In his role as National Organiser, he became responsible for the Young Communist League, which he steered to make major changes in the 1960s and early 1970s in a revisionist direction. In the 1980s, he played a decisive role in creating circumstances where a major division of the Communist Party ensued. Enormous numbers of committed activists left or were excluded or expelled and some re-established the Communist Party in 1988, leaving the increasingly fragmented shell to continue for some four years.
His pamphlets for the Communist Party include:
`Report on electoral work to the Communist Party’s 27th Congress’ (1961)
`Celebrate the 80th birthday of William Gallacher’ (1961)
`Quit the market - join the world’ (1975)
`Oppose Tory policies: take Britain on a different course’ (1982?)