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Gerry Jones 1945-2016

Issue No. 2527

Gerry Jones

Gerry Jones

Comrades in Coventry and Warwickshire, and Newcastle Socialist Workers Party (SWP) districts were saddened to hear of the death of Gerry Jones last Sunday after a short battle with cancer.

Gerry was a member of the SWP in Coventry for 30 years, where his politics guided his role as a long-time union shop steward at Peugeot.

As a revolutionary he was an active trade unionist with huge respect across the Coventry trade union movement, as well as being a leading activist in the

Anti Nazi League.

Gerry moved to Northumberland in 2001 following retirement and remained active. Most recently he acted as a linchpin for the rights of migrants in the region and founding the Berwick Migrant Support Group.

For younger members joining the party Gerry would make Marxism sound easy, offering a down to earth analysis. He will be greatly missed. Condolences to all his family and friends.

A full obituary will appear soon, along with funeral details.

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Tue 25 Oct 2016, 15:52 BST
Issue No. 2527
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