Richard Buchanan (politician)

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Richard Buchanan (3 May 1912 – 22 January 2003) was a British Labour politician.

Buchanan was educated at St. Mungo's Academy. He worked as an engineer and toolfitter and was a councillor on the Glasgow Corporation from 1949. He joined the National Union of Railwaymen in 1928,[1] and in later years was secretary of its political committee, in addition to being president of the Scottish Library Association.

Buchanan served on Glasgow City Council from 1949. He was the Member of Parliament for Glasgow Springburn from 1964–79, preceding Michael Martin.[1]


  1. ^ a b Stenton, Michael; Lees, Stephen (1981). Who's Who of British Members of Parliament. IV. Brighton: Harvester Press. p. 48.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Forman
Member of Parliament for Glasgow Springburn
Succeeded by
Michael Martin