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David Kirkwood, 1st Baron Kirkwood, PC (1872 - April 16, 1955) was a socialist from the East End of Glasgow, Scotland, viewed as a leading figure of the Red Clydeside era. 1872 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The color red and particularly the red flag are traditional symbols of Socialism. ... Glasgows location in Scotland Glasgow (or Glaschu in Gaelic), in the United Kingdom, is Scotlands largest city, on the River Clyde in west central Scotland. ... Scotland (Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a country in northwest Europe and a constituent nation of the United Kingdom. ... Red Clydeside is a term used to describe the era of political radicalism that characterised the city of Glasgow in Scotland and urban areas around the city on the banks of the River Clyde. ...


Kirkwood was educated at Parkhead Public School and was trained as an engineer. Kirkwood's earliest political involvement was through his trade union and the Independent Labour Party (ILP). He was recognised as the Scottish engineers' leader for many years. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Independent Labour Party (ILP) was a former political party in the United Kingdom. ...


He served on the Glasgow Trade Council and was treasurer of the Clyde Workers' Committee (CWC), an organisation chaired by William Gallacher which had been formed to organise workers against the United Kingdom's involvement in the First World War. Kirkwood was arrested and jailed for his anti-war activities which helped to greatly increase his profile. In the 1922 General Election Kirkwood was elected to the House of Commons to represent Dumbarton, later Dunbartonshire, East. He had previously served for four years on Glasgow Town Council. William Gallacher was born in Paisley, Scotland, on December 25, 1881. ... World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machineguns, and poison gas. ... The UK general election of 1922 was held on 15th November 1922. ... The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Dumbarton is a town in Scotland, lying on the north bank of the River Clyde. ... Dunbartonshire is one of the Traditional counties of Scotland, in that part of the country formerly called Lennox (which was a title of nobility). ...


Kirkwood was one of the leading figures of the ILP in Parliament as it came into increasing conflict with the Labour Party. In the 1931 General Election he was returned as one of five ILP MPs without Labour Party support. However, when the ILP, with the support of James Maxton, decided to disaffiliate from the Labour Party in 1932 this was a step too far for Kirkwood, and he left the ILP and again took the Labour Party whip in 1932. Kirkwood published his autobiography, My Life of Revolt in 1935. James Maxton was a Scottish politician. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or social democratic political party in Britain (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Kirkwood became a Privy Counsellor in 1948 and was created Baron Kirkwood in 1951 when he left the Commons. He died on April 16, 1955. This article concerns the British Sovereigns Privy Council. ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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David Kirkwood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (325 words)
David Kirkwood, 1st Baron Kirkwood, PC (1872 - April 16, 1955) was a socialist from the East End of Glasgow, Scotland, viewed as a leading figure of the Red Clydeside era.
In the 1922 General Election Kirkwood was elected to the House of Commons to represent Dumbarton Burghs.
Kirkwood was one of the leading figures of the ILP in Parliament as it came into increasing conflict with the Labour Party.
David Kirkwood (196 words)
Kirkwood was arrested and jailed for his anti-war activities which helped to greatly increase his prorfile.
Kirkwood was one of the leading figures of the ILP in Parliament but did not agree with James Maxton's route of disjoining the ILP from the Labour Party and as such left the ILP to join the mainstream Labour Party in 1933.
Kirkwood was created Baron Kirkwood in 1951 when he left the Commons.
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