Gallacher, Willie

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Gallacher, Willie Gender: M
William Gallacher
born on 25 December 1881 at 05:30 (= 05:30 AM )
Place Glasgow, Scotland, 55n53, 4w15
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 03°38' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 28°47 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 24°15'

Willie Gallacher


A Scottish political activist involved with the trade union movement in Clydeside, Gallacher was the first communist to be elected to the British House of Commons (1935-1950).

He was arrested and convicted of instigating a riot in connection with a 40 hour week demonstration in Glasgow in 1919, and sentenced to 5 months in prison. Subsequently, on the advice of Lenin, he rejected direct action in favour of parliamentary process. After several unsuccessful attempts to be elected to parliament, he was eventually elected in 1935 as the member for West Fife, holding the seat until defeat in 1950.

He was regarded as a man of courage, principle and integrity in his political struggles.

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  • Crime : Arrest 31 January 1919 (Convicted of instigating a riot)
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  • Work : Gain social status 14 November 1935 (Elected as UK MP)
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  • Work : Lose social status 23 February 1950 (Loses Parliamentary seat)
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Source Notes

Paul Wright quotes birth record

Sy Scholfield quotes Gallacher: "I was born on a Christmas Sunday morning" ("Mr Attlee's Tribute to the Royal Family," Glasgow Herald, 17 Nov. 1948, p. 3).


  • Traits : Personality : Principled strongly
  • Vocation : Politics : Labor unions
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (First UK Communist MP)