Sir Thomas Dalyell of the Binns, 11th Baronet (9 August 1932 – 26 January 2017), known as Tam Dalyell (// (listen) dee-EL), was a Scottish Labour Party politician and writer. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
He was a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons from 1962 to 2005. He represented West Lothian from 1962 to 1983, then Linlithgow from 1983 to 2005. He is particularly well known for his creating of what came to be known as the "West Lothian question", on whether non-English MPs should be able to vote upon English-only matters after political devolution.
Dalyell died at age 84 after a short illness.
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- "Former Labour MP Tam Dalyell dies". BBC News. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
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