Former MP Tam Dalyell leaves £3m fortune in will

Tam Dalyell at the opening of an exhibition about his life in The Haining House in Selkirk.
Tam Dalyell at the opening of an exhibition about his life in The Haining House in Selkirk.
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FORMER Labour MP Tam Dalyell left a £3 million fortune following his death last year.

Mr Dalyell, 84, passed away in January 2017 after a short illness. He left instructions for his body to be given to science for research and it was handed over to Edinburgh University.

The grandfather-of-four is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kathleen, his son Gordon and daughter Moira.

His published will reveals he left an estate valued at £2,728,857.76 which he ordered to be held for his family.

His wealth included £150,000 of personal effects and a massive stocks and shares portfolio which included £276,000 in British American Tobacco, £65,000 in drinks giant Diageo, £32,000 in Tesco and £23,000 worth of shares in the Burberry clothing group.

Mr Dalyell also had a £525,000 property in London and he had a further £250,000 worth of savings held in a European bank account.

Mr Dalyell served as an MP for 43 years, first for West Lothian and later Linlithgow, retiring in 2005.

Over 800 people attended a memorial service for him at St Michael’s Parish Church in Linlithgow.