Tam Dalyell, Scottish politician, Died at 84

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Sir Thomas Dalyell of the Binns, 11th Baronet was born on August 9, 1932, in Edinburgh and died on January 26, 2017.

He was known as Tam Dalyell.

He was a Scottish Labour Party politician.

He was a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons from 1962 to 2005.

Dalyell represented West Lothian from 1962 to 1983, then Linlithgow from 1983 to 2005.

Dalyell was particularly well known for his formulation of what came to be known as the “West Lothian question”, on whether non-English MPs should be able to vote upon English-only matters after political devolution.

He grew up in his mother Nora Dalyell’s family home, the Binns, near Linlithgow, West Lothian; his father (Percy) Gordon Loch, C.I.E., was a colonial civil servant and a scion of the Loch family. Loch took his wife’s surname in 1938; through his mother Dalyell inherited the baronetcy of Dalyell, although he never used the title.

Tam Dalyell passed away at 84 years old.

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