Arthur Scargill Politician

Birthday January 11, 1938
Birthplace England
Age 79 years old
Birth Sign Capricorn


English politician who led the National Union of Mineworkers for twenty years, beginning in 1982. First a member of the Labour Party, he founded the Socialist Labour Party in 1996.

Before Fame

He worked as a coal miner for nearly two decades and, at the age of seventeen, joined the Young Communist League in his native Yorkshire.


He was responsible for leading two pivotal miners' strikes: one in 1937 and another in the mid-1980s.

Family Life

His marriage to Anne Harper ended in divorce in 2001.

Associated With

He was a strong opponent of the government of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.


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