Socialist Worker

Andy Gallagher, 1951-2015

by Geraldine Monaghan
Issue No. 2483

Andy Gallagher, who has died aged 64, was a revolutionary from a young age.

He was a member of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) in Scotland and then in west London.

In the 1990s he was a member of Hammersmith and Paddington branches.

Andy was born and brought up in Glasgow. His father was a railway worker and he worked in manual jobs after leaving school.

He gained a degree in history as a mature student.

Andy moved back to Scotland and lived in Stirling.

He took up painting, studied art history and enjoyed spending time with his two grandchildren. Andy was a lifelong supporter of Celtic Football Club.

Andy had some health problems recently and died on 22 October after a short illness.

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Tue 8 Dec 2015, 17:19 GMT
Issue No. 2483
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