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Neil Maclean

Neil Maclean was born in Scotland in 1875. After leaving school he became a mechanic. 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, George Hardie, George Buchanan and James Welsh.

In the 1918 General Election Maclean was elected to the House of Commons for Govan. In the 1922 General Election he was joined in Parliament by several other militant socialists based in Glasgow including David Kirkwood, John Wheatley, Campbell Stephen, Emanuel Shinwell, James Maxton, John Muir, Tom Johnston, Jimmie Stewart, George Hardie, George Buchanan and James Welsh.

Maclean served on the Executive Committee of the Parliamentary Labour Party (1931-1936). He retired from Parliament in 1950 when his constituency party decided not to readopt him. Neil Maclean died on 12th September, 1953.