Thomas Scollan

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Thomas Scollan (1884[1]c. 1974[2]) was a Scottish trade unionist and Labour Party politician.

Scollan was an engineer, and an organiser for Distributive Workers.[2] He was President of the Scottish Trades Union Congress in 1934.[2]

He was elected at the 1945 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Western Renfrewshire,[3] defeating the sitting Unionist MP Henry Scrymgeour-Wedderburn. Scollan served only one term in Parliament, losing his seat at the 1950 general election to the National Liberal candidate John Scott Maclay.[4]


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "R" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b c Stenton, Michael; Lees, Stephens (1981). Who's Who of British Members of Parliament: Volume IV, 1945–1979. Brighton: The Harvester Press. p. 328. ISBN 0-85527-335-6. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 37238. p. 4296. 24 August 1945. Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  4. ^ "UK General Election results February 1950". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Scrymgeour-Wedderburn
Member of Parliament for Western Renfrewshire
Succeeded by
John Scott Maclay