Scottish Nationalist, lecturer and voluntary worker;
Born: October 11, 1942; Died: April 25, 2012.
Stephen Maxwell, who has died aged 69, was a councillor, SNP activist and one-time leadership contender, leading theorist and outstanding contributor to Scotland's voluntary sector.
At the time of his death he had just completed his latest literary contribution, an analytical polemic Arguing for Independence. The proofs were at the publishers but, like his dream of independence, he would never see it come to fruition. The title was his lifelong rallying cry – once he had abandoned the Labour Party, appalled at Hugh Gaitskell's support for the nuclear deterrent.
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