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A veteran Ayrshire Communist since 1940 and a boilermaker by trade, McConnochie worked in shipyards around the country.
He settled in the London area for a while before returning to Scotland, becoming heavily involved in community politics in Irvine, for example being a founder of a local credit union and campaigning on rents and the poll tax.
He died aged 75 in 1996.
Morning Star 27th May 1996