Knowledge Identifier: +Alex_Eadie
Born in 1920.
Countries: United Kingdom (44%), Italy (33%), Europe (11%)
Linked to: Scottish Labour Party, Scottish National Party, European Commission, Scottish Labour Party executive
Eadie joined the Scottish Labour Party in 1943, and was elected Scottish president of the Young Co-Operators in 1945
After co-sponsoring David Steel's Private Member's Bill which became the Abortion Act 1967, in January 1967 he became Parliamentary Private Secretary to Minister of Social Security, Margaret Herbison
In the early 1970s, Eadie put forward a Private Members Bill that would have established the principle that no child in Scotland should be treated as incapable of being educated
His seat remained safe until his retirement in 1992, the only scare coming in 1974 when the Scottish National Party reduced his majority to just over 4,000