Socialist Worker

Linda Morgan

by Jane Hardy
Issue No. 1855

MANY PEOPLE will be deeply saddened to hear of the death of Linda Morgan last week after a short illness. Linda became a political activist in the mid-1970s following her involvement in the Inland Revenue Staff Federation. She became a key figure in the rank and file organisation and was elected to her union's executive on a socialist platform.

Having joined St Albans SWP in 1977 she become a leading figure in many local and national campaigns. It was in the Great Miners' Strike of 1984-5 that Linda's greatest gifts came to the fore. Her humanity, anger against the Tories and political judgement won her huge respect, especially from miners and their families. She had a corrosive ability to dispel sectarianism.

Wearied by the Thatcher years, Linda took time out to travel. However, it was no surprise to find that Linda found a new home in the global anti-war movement. The tenacity and wisdom she brought to our stop the war group was fundamental to its success. Linda was an outstanding fighter who blended clarity and warmth with a formidable intellect.

We will miss her greatly. Our thoughts are with her partner Steve and her daughters Jo and Sarah. Linda's funeral and a celebration of her life will take place at West Herts Crematorium (Garston, Watford) at 3.20pm on Thursday 12 June. Everybody is very welcome.


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Obituary
Sat 14 Jun 2003, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1855
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