Jimmy Hood

Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse CLP is extremely saddened to hear of the passing of former MP Jimmy Hood.

Jimmy served as MP for Clydesdale between 1987 and 2005 and Lanark and Hamilton East from 2005 until 2015 and even after retiring from parliamentary politics Jimmy remained an active member of our constituency and his wise council was always welcome. He will be sadly missed.

Jim Hood Campaigning

Jimmy Hood Campaigning

We offer our deepest condolences to Jimmy’s wife Marion and their children and grandchildren at this sad time.

Scottish Labour have issued the following statement:

Former Scottish Labour MP Jimmy Hood has passed away.

Jimmy Hood was Labour MP for Clydesdale from 1987 to 2005 and MP for Lanark and Hamilton East from 2005 to 2015.

Before being elected to Parliament, Jimmy was a trade union official for the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).

Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, Richard Leonard said:

Jimmy Hood

Jimmy Hood MP, 16 May 1948 – 3 December 2017

“I am deeply saddened to hear the news of my friend and comrade Jimmy Hood’s passing this morning.

“Before his election to Parliament, Jimmy was a National Union of Mineworkers official, leading the striking miners in the Nottinghamshire coalfield.

“He courageously stood up for jobs, communities and his class against the brutal policies of the Thatcher government.

“Jimmy took all that experience into frontline politics, serving the community in Lanark and Hamilton East, and in Clydesdale, for almost three decades. His hard work and dedication to those communities will never be forgotten.

“The Scottish Labour movement is in mourning today and on behalf of all of us, I pass on our sympathies to his wife Marion.”

Former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown said:

“A miner and miners’ leader, Jimmy Hood will be remembered as a stalwart of Scottish Labour.

“He was a recognised expert on matters European, a proud defender of Lanarkshire, and a dedicated advocate of social justice.”

Labour candidate for Lanark and Hamilton East, Andrew Hilland said:

“Jimmy Hood dedicated his life to socialism, trade unionism and to standing up for the people of Lanarkshire.

“A hardworking local MP for 28 years – for Clydesdale from 1987 to 2005, and Lanark and Hamilton East from 2005 to 2015 – Jimmy represented Lanark in the House of Commons longer than any other MP.

“Jimmy was proudly Scottish, British and internationalist, serving as Chairman of the European Scrutiny Committee for 14 years, and a passionate advocate for social justice both at home and abroad.

“But above all else, I will remember Jimmy for his warmth, sense of humour and the wisdom he imparted from his life devoted to the Labour movement.”


04 December 2017

Posted by HLSLabour

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