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Case Ref : 19970728, McMaster, Gordon James

Official Narrative

Gordon James McMaster (13 February 1960 – 28 July 1997) was a Scottish politician and horticulturist. McMaster committed suicide in the garage of his home in Johnstone on 28 July 1997, at the age of 37. He had been robbed in London shortly before his death. His suicide note named neighbouring MP Tommy Graham as being responsible for smearing him over an alleged homosexual relationship. This was denied by Graham, who was subsequently expelled from the Labour Party.

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I live in Paisley and another strange one which was swept under the carpet was the "suicide" of Paisley South MP Gordon McMaster. Always had my doubts about that one, maybe it's just me, but interestingly he was replaced by Gordon Brown's speech writer Douglas Alexander.


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