J Dickson Mabon
Dr Jesse Dickson Mabon (1925-2008) was a Labour Member of Parliament who supported gay rights. In 1975 he stated his willingness to sponsor a Sexual Offences Bill to reform the unequal age of consent laws . Mabon was MP for Greenock 1955-74 and Greenock and Port Glasgow 1974-83. He defected from Labour to the SDP in 1981. He rejoined the Labour Party in 1991.
- Gay News issue 76 'Government Law Review'