WITH GREAT sadness we record the death of our comrade, Pete Lambdon. Pete joined the Socialist Workers Party in Southampton around 1980 while still a soldier, radicalised by his experiences in Northern Ireland. Soon afterwards he moved to Portsmouth, where he was a staunch member of the branch through the difficult 1980s.
Around 1990 he met his partner, Dominique, who was visiting Portsmouth with a trade union delegation. In 1991 he moved to France. There he joined our sister organisation. In recent years Pete suffered grievously from stomach cancer, but his courage and commitment remained undaunted. He understood the need to combine principles with a non-sectarian approach.
Just before he died he, with his comrades, joined the Ligue Communiste Revolutionnaire. His funeral was attended by a broad spectrum of the French left.
Pete, always unselfish and unassuming, led an exemplary revolutionary life which should inspire us all to continue the struggle.
John Molyneux, on behalf of Portsmouth SWP