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TITLE
Neil McLean MP, 1954 By-Election
EXTERNAL ID
PAN_20_26
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
December 1954
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
J Nairn
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
20599
KEYWORDS
by-elections
Member of Parliament
Members of Parliament
constituencies
Unionists
Liberal party
Neil McLean MP, 1954 By-Election

Neil McLean (1918-1986) is pictured here at the 1954 Inverness by-election. The by-election was caused by the resignation of the sitting MP, Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton, in the autumn of that year. Aware that Lord Douglas-Hamilton was thinking of resigning, the Unionist party had selected McLean as their candidate some 18 months earlier, thus allowing him time to familiarise himself with the constituency and to make himself known there. When the by-election took place on 21 December 1954, McLean defeated the Liberal candidate by 1,331 votes. He went on to hold the seat until 1964 when it was won back for the Liberals by Russell Johnston.


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Neil McLean MP, 1954 By-Election

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1950s

by-elections; Member of Parliament; Members of Parliament; constituencies; Unionists; Liberal party

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Jimmy Nairn & Son

Neil McLean (1918-1986) is pictured here at the 1954 Inverness by-election. The by-election was caused by the resignation of the sitting MP, Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton, in the autumn of that year. Aware that Lord Douglas-Hamilton was thinking of resigning, the Unionist party had selected McLean as their candidate some 18 months earlier, thus allowing him time to familiarise himself with the constituency and to make himself known there. When the by-election took place on 21 December 1954, McLean defeated the Liberal candidate by 1,331 votes. He went on to hold the seat until 1964 when it was won back for the Liberals by Russell Johnston. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.