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Obituary: Celia Hollingworth, 1954-2017

Issue No. 2574

Celia Hollingworth

Celia Hollingworth

We are all shocked and saddened by Celia’s death after an animal attack in Greece.

She was a much loved friend and comrade in the Bristol Socialist Workers Party (SWP) and well beyond.

She will be remembered for her warm and generous spirit and fierce commitment to bringing about political change.

She was active as a member of the SWP and as a union rep in the AUT and the UCU.

She was also an active member of Bath Against the Cuts.

Celia was enormously respected by her colleagues for her activism, enthusiasm and commitment. She was unfailingly generous whilst expecting little in return.


It was always a pleasure to share a campaigning stall with her because she was always so encouraging to other comrades and was so very clear and personable whilst engaging with people.

Celia had a love of life, music, gardens and her friends. She was always up for social events of any kind and was always encouraging to comrades organising them.

For all of her fierce commitment, and sometimes because of it, Celia was fun to be around.

She will be sorely and sadly missed by all of her comrades and friends in the SWP, in her trade union, in Stand Up To Racism and all those who campaigned alongside her and the left more widely.

We send our condolences and sympathy to her friends, family and all who knew her.

Our tribute to her will be to continue fighting for the better world she profoundly believed in.

Bristol SWP

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Tue 3 Oct 2017, 13:03 BST
Issue No. 2574
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