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Let the People Decide - The Autobiography of Dennis Canavan (Paperback): Dennis Canavan

Let the People Decide - The Autobiography of Dennis Canavan (Paperback)

Dennis Canavan

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Born in Cowdenbeath in 1942, Dennis Canavan was educated at St. Bride's and St. Columba's Schools in Cowdenbeath, and at the University of Edinburgh. He worked as a schoolteacher from 1968 until 1974 and was Assistant Head of Holyrood High School, Edinburgh, at the time of his first election to Parliament. Throughout his 33-year political career as a councillor, MP and MSP Dennis Canavan has been recognised as one of the most colourful politicians to grace the halls of Holyrood. In 1975, he tried introducing a bill to abolish corporal punishment in schools which went on to play a major part in the European Commission of Human Rights which put an end to the practice, before becoming Chair of the Scottish Parliamentary Labour Group from 1980-1981. A keen supporter of devolution, he also gained recognition for voting against the Blair Government's proposals to cut benefits for single-parent children, abolish student grants and introduce tuition fees, as well as successfully amending parliament's landmark right-to-roam legislation to extend access to the Queen's estates, and introducing a bill to make St Andrew's Day a national holiday. When he announced his retirement before the 2007 Scottish Parliament elections, he received an ovation in the Chamber of the Scottish Parliament. An enthusiastic sportsman and a popular constituency MSP, the father-of-five has also endured immense personal heartache, losing his first son, Paul, to skin cancer in 1989, and his 35-year-old son Dennis to a brain tumour in 2006. His eldest son, Mark, died in Australia at the age of 41 in March 2007, after a three-year battle with motor neurone disease. Courting praise and controversy in equal measure throughout his career, Canavan's contribution to public life was honoured when Falkirk Council decided to set up a new educational scholarship in his name. This autobiography chronicles an extraordinary and fascinating life of devoted service to Scottish and UK politics.

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Imprint: Birlinn
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2010
Authors: Dennis Canavan
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-1-84158-913-8
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
LSN: 1-84158-913-6
Barcode: 9781841589138

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