Debbie was a central member of Wolverhampton Socialist Workers Party for many years. She was also an active trade unionist and campaigner for women's rights. Until recently she was deputy branch secretary of the Wolverhampton Unison union.
She will be remembered well beyond the ranks of the SWP for her hard work, honesty, commitment and compassion. One of our overriding memories of Debbie was of her pushing a pushchair during a demonstration against the Nazis in Wolverhampton, and giving the police grief for protecting the Nazis.
We stopped them marching that day, and Debbie was an inspiration to all of us. Recently, despite ill health, Debbie helped organise opposition to the war. In London last November she carried the Unison banner for the whole of the anti-war demonstration. She will be sadly missed by comrades and many others across the Black Country. We would like to offer our condolences to her partner, Kenny, her three children-Rebecca, Ewan and Caitlin-and all her family.
Funeral details: Friday 10 May, 3.30pm, Bushbury Crematorium, and then afterwards at Goldthorn Hotel, Penn Road.