Let the People Decide: The Autobiography of Dennis Canavan

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Birlinn, 2009 - Great Britain - 326 pages
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Born in Cowdenbeath in 1942, Dennis Canavan 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, his attempt to introduce a bill to abolish corporal punishment in schools went on to play a major part in the European Commission of Human Rights which put an end to the practice. Courting praise and controversy in equal measure throughout his career, Canavana 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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Contents

Matters of Life and Death
1
Never Forget Whence You Came
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Roots
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Copyright

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