Hugh Murnin

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Hugh Murnin (12 July 1865 – 11 March 1932) born Bathgate was a Scottish politician, Labour MP for Stirling and Falkirk Burghs from 1922 to 1923, and from 1924 to 1931.

Murnin left elementary school aged nine, entered the mines,[1] and worked his way up to become checkweighman at Bannockburn Colliery in 1891, then agent to the Stirlingshire Miners' County Union from 1897, and serving as President of the National Union of Scottish Mineworkers from 1920 to 1922, then as vice-president for a few more years.[1]

A Roman Catholic, Murnin apparently suggested the formation of a centrist Scottish Catholic party in 1912.[2] Like Joseph Sullivan (1866–1935), another Catholic miner, Murnin first managed to be elected to Parliament in 1922.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b William Knox, Scottish Labour Leaders 1918-39: A Biographical Dictionary, 1984, p. 221
  2. ^ Steve Bruce, Conservative Protestant Politics, 1998, p. 132
  3. ^ Tom Gallagher, Glasgow: The Uneasy Peace, 1987, p. 98

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Macdonald
Member of Parliament for Stirling and Falkirk Burghs
19221923
Succeeded by
Sir George McCrae
Preceded by
Sir George McCrae
Member of Parliament for Stirling and Falkirk Burghs
19241931
Succeeded by
James Reid