J Dickson Mabon

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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 [1]. 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.


  1. Gay News issue 76 'Government Law Review'