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Entering the engineering industry as an apprentice, Harry McLevy first came to prominence during the Clydeside apprentices' strike of the 1950s. He returned to his home town of Dundee after completing his apprenticeship, continued to be active in the local left of the AEU until he became the local union district secretary.
He was prominent in local politics, standing as both a parliamentary and municipal election candidate for the Party. He served on both the Scottish and national Executive Committee of the Communist Party in this period. In 1984, he moved to Glasgow to take up the position of Scottish Secretary of the AEEU and was a member of the STUC's general council and a former STUC president. Harry died on Christmas Eve 1995 at the age of 59.
Source: Morning Star December 27th 1995