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In Pictures: Tommy Sheridan

Tommy Sheridan

Tommy Sheridan was a passionate and articulate voice of the anti-poll tax movement in Scotland

Interim interdict

The MSP has been sent to jail on more than one occasion - he is seen here ripping up an interim interdict during a poll tax protest

Tommy Sheridan being sworn in as an MSP

The MSP caused political controversy with his raised clenched fist when required to pay allegiance to the Queen in the Scottish Parliament

Tommy Sheridan

Tommy Sheridan has been the self-styled man-of-the-people - championing the cause of the poor and disenfranchised

Tommy Sheridan is among protesters arrested outside Faslane naval base

Tommy Sheridan is opposed to nuclear weapons and has taken part in numerous protests outside the Faslane naval base

Gail and Tommy Sheridan

Tommy Sheridan was proud to lead the Scottish Socialists and aimed to make them a political force

Gail and Tommy Sheridan

Gail Sheridan was by her husband's side throughout his defamation case at the Court of Session

Tommy Sheridan

Tommy Sheridan raised eyebrows when he sacked his legal team and represented himself for the rest of the case

Tommy Sheridan outside the Court of Session after winning his defamation case

Tommy Sheridan was jubilant after winning his defamation case against the News of the World

Gail and Tommy Sheridan - Pic by Eric Smith

Gail and Tommy Sheridan after the sensational case drew to a close in Edinburgh






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