Scottish Prohibition Party

Scottish Prohibition Party

The Scottish Prohibition Party was a minor Scottish political party which advocated alcohol prohibition.

The party was founded in 1901. In its early years,

  • Southgate, Donald, "Edwin Scrymgeour" in Three Dundonians (Dundee: Abertay Historical Society, 1968)

Further reading

  1. ^ a b "Bob Stewart, Communist Biographies
  2. ^ "Discontent, War & the Impact of Revolution in Dundee". Archives, Records and Artefacts at the University of Dundee.  
  3. ^ "Scrimgeour, Edwin". Who Was Who (online ed.). Oxford University Press. 2007. Retrieved 16 February 2013.  (subscription required)


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Scrymgeour lost his seat at the general election of 1931.[3] The party was disbanded in 1935, against the wishes of Scrymgeour.

Scrymgeour was finally elected as M.P. for Dundee at the general election of 1922, when he and the Labour candidate E. D. Morel defeated Winston Churchill.[2] In Parliament, on issues other than prohibition, he generally supported the Labour Party.

From the 1908 by-election onwards, Scrymgeour stood for the party in the Dundee constituency. Stewart acted as his election agent in 1910, but fell out with him over his religiosity. He led a Marxist split, the Prohibition and Reform Party, which merged with the Communist Party of Great Britain in 1920.[1]

Town Council. Dundee were elected to Edwin Scrymgeour In 1908, Stewart and [1]