The full-time secretary of Merseyside Communist Party from 1970 to 1980, he succeeded Tom Cassin, who held the role for just a year and Gerry Cohen before him, who was the incumbent from 1864 to 1968.
O’Hara was also a member of the national Executive Committee in the late 1980s.
He contested the
He was the author of the Communist Party pamphlet “Merseyside on the dole” [1975?].