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.