William Gallacher

William ‘Willie’ Gallacher (1881-1965) was a lifelong trade unionist and socialist. Largely self-educated, he had an adventurous life that took him from the small Scottish town of Paisley to Fordist America and Revolutionary Russia. He led the Clyde Workers’ Committee during the First World War, was one of the founding members of the British Communist Party and served as the Communist MP for West Fife from 1935-50.