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Lamont Willie

  Willie (Bill) “Bunger” Lamont Born in 1900 in Renton, Vale of Leven, Communist, Lamont first made a name for himself by allowing himself to be arrested one night while poaching rabbits. This was so […]

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Shields Willie

Willie Shields William Buchanan Shields was born in Scotland in 1926. He was an activist and then President of the draughtsmen’s union, which became TASS. He is surely the W B Shields who is listed as […]

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Clarke Willie Cllr

Councillor Willie Clarke Cllr Willie Clarke’s represents Ballingry and Lochore on Fife County Council.  He first took up public office in 1973 as a Communist councillor with Fife County Council and went on to be […]

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McQuilkin Willie

  Willie McQuilkin William McQuilken was Paisley District Secretary of the AEU and a prominent local Communist in this Scottish town. During the 1960s, he was involved in a Rolls Royce apprentice strike and long-running […]

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Gallacher Willie

Willie Gallacher  Left – Gallacher in 1945    WILLIE GALLACHER (1881-1965) WAS ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS AND MOST LOVED OF BRITISH  COMMUNISTS – HE WAS AN ELECTED COMMUNIST MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR MANY YEARS.    Born 25th […]

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Paul Willie

William Paul Willie, or as he was more widely known later in life, Bill, Paul was born in 1884. He joined the Glasgow Socialist Labour Party (SLP) early on and was to become its leading […]

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Spraggan Willie

Willie Spraggan A member and activist of the Furniture, Timber and Allied Technicians union, later the GMB Furnishing Section. Spraggan was his union’s delegate to Glasgow Trade Council and a life-long Communist. He died, aged 62, […]

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Barclay Willie

Willie Barclay Barclay was a full time trade union organiser for the Painters (union) Society. He led a campaign for improved housing in Dundee and stood as a Communist Party council candidate for Dundee Town […]