John Rankin (politician)
Rankin first stood for Parliament without success in Glasgow Pollok in 1923, 1924 and 1935. He served as Labour Co-operative Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Glasgow Tradeston from 1945 to 1955 and for Glasgow Govan from 1955 until his death in 1973 aged 84. His death led to the 1973 Glasgow Govan by-election, famously won by Margo MacDonald for the Scottish National Party.
- Profile, theyworkforyou.com; accessed 14 April 2016.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by John Rankin
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Glasgow Tradeston
1945 – 1955
|Member of Parliament for Glasgow Govan
1955 – 1973
S. O. Davies
|Oldest sitting member
(nb not Father of the House)
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