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Alexander Wilson (Scottish politician)

Alexander Wilson (5 June 1917 – 23 March 1978) was a British Labour Party politician.

Wilson was educated at the Forth Grammar School, before becoming a coal miner. He joined the Labour Party, and served on the Third District Council of Lanarkshire for eleven years.[1]

Wilson's first parliamentary contest was the Hamilton by-election of 1967, in which he lost to the Scottish National Party candidate Winifred Ewing. However, Wilson was able to gain the seat from her at the 1970 general election.[1]

Wilson held the seat until his death at the age of 60 in 1978.[1] George Robertson, the future NATO Secretary-General, was elected as his successor in the subsequent by-election.


  1. ^ a b c Stenton, Michael; Lees, Stephen (1981). Who's Who of British Members of Parliament. IV. Brighton: Harvester Press. p. 403.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Winnie Ewing
Member of Parliament for Hamilton
Succeeded by
George Robertson