COMRADES WILL be very saddened to learn of the death of Nick Hopkins after a short illness. Nick was only 42 and will be missed by his comrades and friends.
Nick had been a socialist in his native north east for many years. As a hospital worker he campaigned against the Tory attacks on the health service, and the poll tax.
Having moved to London he joined the Socialist Workers Party in 1999 and became an active member in north London. He also worked for the party's printshop.
Nick was enthusiastic about doing a university degree course and building anti-war activity. This makes his sudden death all the more tragic. Our sincere sympathy goes out to his family.
PETER GEE, North London