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Donald Stewart 1920 - 1992, Scottish National Party (SNP) Member of Parliament (MP) from 1970 to 1987 for the Western Isles. He also served as President of the Scottish National Party (SNP) from 1982 to 1987. 1920 (MCMXX) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... In Scotland, the Scottish National Party (SNP) (Pàrtaidh Nàiseanta na h-Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a centre-left political party which campaigns for Scottish independence. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Na h-Eileanan an Iar is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, created in 1918. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Born in Stornoway, Western Isles, Scotland in 1920, Stewart became convinced of the case for Scottish independence at the United Kingdom general election 1935 and joined the SNP the following year. Left-leaning by political conviction, he subsequently joined the Labour Party but remained a member for only a short time before rejoining the SNP. Lews Castle in Stornoway Stornoway from the ferry Stornoway (Steòrnabhagh in Scottish Gaelic) is a burgh on Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, with a population of about 8000 people. ... The Outer Hebrides or Western Isles (Scottish Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan Siar), also traditionally known as the Outer Isles, comprise an island chain off the west coast of Scotland. ... Transport in Scotland Timeline of Scottish history Caledonia List of not fully sovereign nations Subdivisions of Scotland National parks (Scotland) Traditional music of Scotland Flower of Scotland Wars of Scottish Independence National Trust for Scotland Historic houses in Scotland Castles in Scotland Museums in Scotland Abbeys and priories in Scotland... 1920 (MCMXX) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... Walter Thomas Monningtons 1925 painting called Parliamentary Union of England and Scotland 1707 hangs in the Palace of Westminster depicting the official presentation of the law that formed the United Kingdom of Great Britain. ... The UK general election held on 14th November 1935 resulted in a large, though reduced, majority for the National Government now led by Stanley Baldwin. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 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. ...


He saw active service during the Second World War with the British Army, remaining an SNP member throughout. He returned to the Western Isles where he served as a councillor for many years (twice serving as the council's provost) before election as a SNP MP in the United Kingdom general election 1970. He was the SNP's first ever MP returned at a general election, and the last declared result in 1970, which caused great attention in the media. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... A councillor is a member of a council (such as a city council), particularly in the U.K., Canada, and its former colonies. ... Provost (through O. Fr. ... The United Kingdom general election of 1970 was held on June 18, 1970, and resulted in a surprise loss of power for Labour under Harold Wilson, who was replaced as Prime Minister by the Conservative leader, Edward Heath. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... A general election is an election in which all members of a given political body are up for election. ...


Stewart was the SNP's sole Westminster representative from 1970 until he was joined by Margo MacDonald who won Glasgow Govan in the Glasgow Govan by-election 1973. At the February 1974 General Election he was joined by six other SNP MPs, and at the October General Election of that year this number increased to eleven. Stewart became the SNP parliamentary group leader, with Billy Wolfe as the SNP leader overall. Westminster is a district within the City of Westminster in London. ... Margo MacDonald was born in 1945 in Hamilton, Scotland and educated at Hamilton Academy, she trained as a teacher of physical education. ... Glasgow Govan was a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 until 2005. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The UK general election of February 1974 was held on February 28, 1974. ... Look up October in Wiktionary, the free dictionary October is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... The UK general election of October 1974 took place on October 10, 1974. ... William Wolfe, Convenor of the Scottish National Party William Wolfe (more commonly referred to as Billy Wolfe) is a former leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP). ...


Donald Stewart also attempted to introduce a Scottish Gaelic private members bill, but this was scuppered by certain politicians. The language had to wait until 2004 for any official recognition, and then from the devolved Scottish Parliament. Note: This page contains phonetic information presented in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) using Unicode. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Scottish Parliament (Pàrlamaid na h-Alba in Gaelic, Scots Pairlament in Scots) is the national unicameral legislature of Scotland. ...


Stewart continued to represent the Western Isles until 1987 when he retired from front-line politics. At the General Election of that year his seat was gained by the Labour Party from the SNP and was consequently held until the 2005 General Election 2005 when it was regained by the SNP's Angus Brendan MacNeil. 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The UK general election, 1987 was held on June 11, 1987 and was the third victory in a row for Margaret Thatcher and the Conservatives. ... The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005 and won by the Labour Party, led by Tony Blair. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Angus Brendan MacNeil (born July 21, 1970) is the Scottish National Party Member of Parliament for Na h-Eileanan an Iar. ...


Stewart was working on an autobiography when he died in 1992. It was edited and completed by his sister, and published in 1994 as A Scot in Westminster. An autobiography (from the Greek auton, self, bios, life and graphein, write) is a biography written by the subject or composed conjointly with a collaborative writer (styled as told to or with). The term dates from the late eighteenth century, but the form is much older. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...


It was Stewart who famously described the SNP as a "radical party, with a revolutionary aim".


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SIR DONALD MARTIN STEWART (1824-1900), British field marshal, son of Robert Stewart of Forres, Elginshire, was born at Mount Pleasant, near Forres, on the 1st of March 1824.
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In the Indian Mutiny in 1857 Stewart, after a famous ride from Agra to Delhi with despatches, served on the staff at the siege and capture of Delhi and of Lucknow, and afterwards through the campaign in Rohilkhand (medal and two clasps, and brevetmajor and lieutenant-colonel).
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Donald Stewart (17 October 1920 - 23 August 1992) was Scottish National Party (SNP) Member of Parliament (MP) from 1970 to 1987 for the Western Isles.
Stewart was the SNP's sole Westminster representative from 1970 until he was joined by Margo MacDonald who won Glasgow Govan in the Glasgow Govan by-election 1973.
Donald Stewart also attempted to introduce a Scottish Gaelic private members bill, but this was scuppered by certain politicians.
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