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Born 11 Jan. 1938; oc of Harold and Alice Scargill; m 1961, Anne, d of Elliott Harper; one d

General Secretary, Socialist Labour Party; Honorary President, National Union of Mineworkers, since 2002 (General Secretary, 1992; President, 1981–2002)


Worsbrough Dale School; White Cross Secondary School; Leeds Univ.


Miner, Woolley Colliery, 1953; Mem., NUM branch cttee, 1960; Woolley branch deleg. to Yorks NUM Council, 1964; Mem., Nat. Exec., 1972, Pres., 1973, Yorks NUM. Mem., TUC Gen. Council, 1986–88. Member: Young Communists’ League, 1955–62; Co-op Party, 1963; Labour Party, 1966–95; Socialist Labour Party, 1996; CND. Contested (Socialist Lab): Newport East, 1997; Hartlepool, 2001; London, Eur. Parlt, 2009


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