Iain MacCormick

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Iain Somerled MacDonald MacCormick (28 September 1939 – 19 September 2014) was a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician.

Educated at the High School of Glasgow and Glasgow University, MacCormick belonged to a family steeped in nationalist politics: his father John MacCormick was one of the founders of the SNP, while his brother Neil was, from 1999 to 2004, one of Scotland's Members of the European Parliament, again for the Nationalists.

On his second attempt, MacCormick was elected Member of Parliament for Argyll at the February 1974 general election, gaining the seat from the Conservatives. He was re-elected in October 1974, but at the 1979 general election he was defeated by the Conservative John MacKay.

MacCormick was one of the original members of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), founded in 1981.

MacCormick died on the night of 19 September 2014.[1]


  1. ^ "Former Argyll MP Iain MacCormick has died". BBC News. 20 September 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Michael Noble
Member of Parliament for Argyll
February 19741979
Succeeded by
John MacKay