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Rose Gentle is the mother of Gordon Gentle, a 19-year old from Pollok who was killed while serving in Iraq. Some claimed that this was through the failure of the UK government to provide adequate equipment to their armed forces. Since his death she has campaigned against the Iraq War and set up the Justice 4 Gordon Gentle campaign. Alongside Reg Keys she is a founder member of Military Families Against the War.
Rose Gentle contested the East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow seat in the 2005 general election against Armed Forces minister Adam Ingram. Despite the Scottish Socialist Party standing down to give Gentle a free run, she only received 3.2% of the vote, coming second last place in the constituency.
Rose Gentle has announced her intentions to again contest the East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow seat in the 2010 general election, expected to be held in 2010. She intends to stand as a candidate for the Spectre party to contest local labour MP and Armed Forces minister Adam Ingram.
- Rose Gentle in plea to PM's wife, BBC.
- East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow: The 2005 general election , The Guardian.
- Heroes and villains: Rose Gentle and football fans, The Scotsman.
- Millar, Angela; David Miller (22 September 2004). "Rose Gentle Censored by MoD". Spinwatch. Archived from the original on 1 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-10.
- "Rose Gentle in plea to PM's wife". BBC. 20 December 2004. Retrieved 2007-02-10.
- "Heroes and villains: Rose Gentle and football fans". The Scotsman. 15 April 2005. Retrieved 2007-02-10.
- "East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow: The 2005 general election". The Guardian. Retrieved 2007-02-10.
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