Thomas Scollan (1884– 28 October 1974 ) was a Scottish trade unionist and Labour Party politician.
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Scollan was an engineer, and an organiser for the National Union of Distributive Workers.He was President of the Scottish Trades Union Congress in 1934.
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He was elected at the 1945 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Western Renfrewshire,defeating the sitting Unionist MP Henry Scrymgeour-Wedderburn. Scollan served only one term in Parliament, losing his seat at the 1950 general election to the National Liberal candidate John Scott Maclay.
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West Renfrewshire was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 to 1983 and again from 1997 until 2005. In 2005 the constituency was abolished and the area is now represented by Inverclyde, Paisley and Renfrewshire North and Paisley and Renfrewshire South.
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He died on 28 October 1974.
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John Scott Maclay
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