Trib­ute to trail­blazer

Sunday Mail (UK) - - News -

A plaque has been un­veiled in mem­ory of the politi­cian who helped found both the Labour Party and the SNP.

Robert Bon­tine Cun­ning­hame Gra­ham was a Lib­eral MP who be­came the first pres­i­dent of the Scot­tish Labour Party and, later, the SNP. Also a jour­nal­ist and ad­ven­turer, he died in 1936 aged 83.

The plaque was un­veiled in Port of Men­teith, Perthshire, in a cer­e­mony at­tended by politi­cians in­clud­ing Fiona Hys­lop.

The Cul­ture Sec­re­tary said of Gra­ham: “His pas­sion in pur­su­ing the bat­tle against in­equal­ity and in­jus­tice still res­onates to­day.”

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