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A member of the Independent Labour Party (ILP), Maclean worked closely with other socialists in the Glasgow area and as such he is viewed as being part of the Red Clydeside period. He was greatly influential to Manny Shinwell in persuading him of the virtues of socialism.
An organiser for the Scottish Wholesale Co-operative Society, in the 1918 General Election Maclean was elected to the House of Commons to represent the Govan seat in Glasgow. When many of his fellow ILP Clydesiders left the Labour Party, Maclean remained a Labour MP. He retired from Parliament in 1950 when he could not secure his renomination.
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