Robert McTaggart, known as Bob McTaggart (2 November 1945 – 23 March 1989) was a Scottish shipbuilder and politician who served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Glasgow Central, representing the Labour Party. McTaggart was on the left of his party, and took up issues of unemployment and poor housing which affected his constituency. He was also a strong internationalist who supported the Palestine Liberation Organization and visited Libya, North Korea and the Soviet Union. McTaggart died of a sudden heart attack at the age of 43.
McTaggart was born in Glasgow, his father also being called Robert."Bob (Robert) McTaggart" in Andrew Roth, "Parliamentary Profiles L-R", Parliamentary Profiles Service Ltd, 1984, pp. 514-5. He attended St Constantine's Primary and St Bartholomew's Primary followed by Holyrood Secondary School."Robert McTaggart" (obituary), The Times, 24 March 1989. at Govan Shipbuilders, and worked for five years in this job. From 1968 to 1972 he was a trigonometrical calculator for the shipbuilders, then becoming a Pipework planner. McTaggart joined the......