Harry Gourlay

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Harry Philip Heggie Gourlay (10 July 1916 – 20 April 1987) was a Scottish Labour Party politician.

Gourlay was educated at Kirkcaldy High School and was a vehicles examiner. He served as a councillor on Kirkcaldy Town Council and Fife County Council from 1946 and was a governor of Dundee College of Education and a member of his local hospital board.

Gourlay contested South Angus in 1955. He was Member of Parliament for Kirkcaldy Burghs (and then Kirkcaldy) from 1959 until he died in office shortly before the 1987 general election, at which Dr Lewis Moonie was elected as his successor. Gourlay was a Government Whip and a Deputy Speaker during the 1964-1970 Labour government.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Hubbard
Member of Parliament for Kirkcaldy Burghs
1959February 1974
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Kirkcaldy
February 19741987
Succeeded by
Lewis Moonie