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George Hardie


George Hardie

George Hardie, the younger brother of James Keir Hardie, was born in Scotland in 1874. After leaving school he became an engineer. He also joined the Independent Labour Party and began working closely with other socialists in Glasgow including John Wheatley, Emanuel Shinwell, James Maxton, David Kirkwood, Campbell Stephen, William Gallacher, John Muir, Tom Johnston, Jimmie Stewart, Neil Maclean, George Buchanan and James Welsh.

In the 1922 General Election Hardie was elected to the House of Commons for Springburn. Also successful were several other militant socialists based in Glasgow including David Kirkwood, John Wheatley, Emanuel Shinwell, James Maxton, John Muir, Tom Johnston, Jimmie Stewart, Campbell Stephen, Neil Maclean, George Buchanan and James Welsh.

Hardie was defeated in the 1931 General Election but was re-elected in November 1935. George Hardie died on 26th July 1937.