Member of the group known as Red Clydesiders and recognised as an outstandingly principled Scottish politician who finally moved away from the moderate Labour policies of the 1930s.
The most notable of the "Red Clydesiders and a committed Marxist. Died in 1923 standing for parliament.
The story of Glasgow after 1918 and especially the Red Clydeside movement. The Red Clydeside remains an iconic moment in Scottish political history and a cornerstone of Scottish labour psychology.