Jim Sillars


Jim Sillars is a Scottish politician. He is married to current member of the Scottish Parliament, Margo MacDonald.

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1937 Birth Born on October 4, 1937.


1970 32 Years Old Sillars was elected at a by-election in 1970 as Member of Parliament (MP) for South Ayrshire constituency, representing the Labour Party. … Read More
1976 38 Years Old In 1976 he led a breakaway Scottish Labour Party (SLP). … Read More


1990 52 Years Old Sillars became the SNP's deputy leader, with many surprised he did not stand for the party leadership when it became available in 1990.
1992 54 Years Old 1 More Event
The 1992 General Election proved a disappointing one for Sillars personally as he lost his Govan seat. … Read More


2014 76 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He was married to Margo MacDonald until her death, in 2014. … Read More
2016 78 Years Old In 2016, contrary to the SNP position, he announced he will campaign in favour of British withdrawal from the EU during the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum. … Read More
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