10 Facts About Albert McQuarrie


Sir Albert McQuarrie was a British Conservative politician who served as a Member of Parliament from 1979 to 1987.

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Albert McQuarrie was born on 1 January 1918 in Greenock, Inverclyde.

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Albert McQuarrie was educated at Greenock High School and the Royal College of Science and Technology, Glasgow.

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Albert McQuarrie became a design consultant and served as a councillor on Greenock Town Council from 1949 to 1955.

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Albert McQuarrie joined the British Army in 1939 at the outbreak of World War II, serving in the Royal Engineers.

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Albert McQuarrie unsuccessfully contested Kilmarnock in 1966, and Caithness and Sutherland in October 1974.

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Albert McQuarrie was Member of Parliament for East Aberdeenshire from 1979 to 1983, gaining the seat from the Scottish National Party's Douglas Henderson with a majority of only 558.

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Albert McQuarrie was then MP for Banff and Buchan from 1983 to 1987, when he lost his seat to future SNP leader Alex Salmond.

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Albert McQuarrie campaigned for the retention of British sovereignty over Gibraltar.

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Albert McQuarrie was nicknamed the "Buchan Bulldog" during his time in Parliament.

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