Activists on Tyneside were shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden death of Julie Fowler last week.
Julie joined the Socialist Workers Party in 2001 and was well-known across the region for her tireless commitment to a whole range of campaigning work.
As well as organising regular paper sales for the party, she was also involved in Tyneside Stop the War Coalition, Respect/Left Alternative and anti-fascist campaigning in the area in which she lived. Shortly after joining the SWP she stood as a candidate for the Socialist Alliance.
In recent weeks she had been involved with a local campaign against the development of a Tesco store on the site of Newcastle General hospital.
She had planned to attend last month’s Stop the War Coalition protest at the Labour Party conference in Manchester before her untimely death.
Julie will be greatly missed by all those who have worked with her in so many campaigning activities in the last seven years.