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Bob Batts 1954-2020

Bob Batts Bob Batts died suddenly and unexpectedly on 28 September, aged 66. His partner of 40 years, Brenda, was with him.

Steph Owens, 1959-2020

Steph Owens, 1959-2020 Comrades will be saddened by news of the sudden passing of Steph Owens on 12 September.

Ray Holmes 1938-2020

Ray Holmes Ray was one of a generation of rank and file miners who led and campaigned for militant strikes. This often brought them into conflict not just with managers but with the established leadership of the union

Daniela Briggs 1969-2020

Daniela Briggs Daniela was particularly involved in anti-racist work, having been a member of Stand Up To Racism in Harlow since its inception

Allan Matusevics 1960-2020

Allan Matusevics 1960-2020 SWP member Allan worked at Wallington sorting office where he took his role as CWU trade union rep very seriously

Nick Jackson 1961-2020

Nick Jackson 1961-2020 It is with tears and sadness that we have to announce the death of our comrade, Nick Jackson, from a long battle with brain cancer.

Ron Singer, 1948-2020


Ron Singer was born in the NHS in its very first year of existence. He spent the whole of his adult life working in it and fighting for it.

Neil Davidson, 1957-2020


I first encountered Neil Davidson, who has died at the tragically early age of 62, when he spoke at the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) Paisley branch in the early 1990s. 

Stevie Darlington, 1957-2020


Our friend and comrade Stevie Darlington died last month after a long period of ill-health. Throughout his working life, Stevie was a principled trade unionist, a socialist and committed anti-racist. 

Pete Gillard, 1949-2020


Pete Gillard, who died recently, was a longtime Socialist Workers Party (SWP) member, Unite union activist and NHS campaigner.

Nicki Sellars 1955-2020


Nicki joined the SWP in London and remained a committed revolutionary socialist.

Manu DIBango 1933-2020


Manu Dibango’s saxophone driven mix of jazz, funk and Cameroonian call and response verses helped put Africa at the centre of European pop in the early 1970s

John Tregale, 1946-2020


John Tregale, our West London Socialist Workers Party (SWP) comrade died on 16 February. He was in hospital undergoing treatment for complications following recent heart surgery.

Keith Chadwick 1947-2020


With the sudden and unexpected death of Keith Chadwick, Burnley & Pendle Socialist Workers Party lost a vital and much-loved comrade

Obituary - Dave Waller, 1953-2020


Comrades in Norwich were saddened to hear about the death of Socialist Workers Party (SWP) member Dave Waller last month.

Obituary - Nita Sanghera, 1961-2020


We are all devastated to hear that Nita passed away last Thursday, after battling illness for the last six months.

Caroline Diss 1959-2019


Caroline will be remembered by all those who knew and loved her for her courage, her audacity and solidarity with anyone resisting injustice

Obituary - Drew McEwan, 1947-2019


Comrades in Glasgow were saddened to hear of the death of Drew McEwan, who passed away after a courageous battle with asbestos-linked mesothelioma.

Obituary - Alan Hunt, 1927-2019


Members of Chesterfield Socialist Workers Party were very sad to learn of the death of Alan Hunt aged 89. He has been a member of the branch for many years.

Clamity Parker 1965-2019


Clamity Parker was an SWP member in Kent

Bob Batts 1954-2020


Bob Batts died suddenly and unexpectedly on 28 September, aged 66. His partner of 40 years, Brenda, was with him.

Steph Owens, 1959-2020


Comrades will be saddened by news of the sudden passing of Steph Owens on 12 September.

Ray Holmes 1938-2020


Ray was one of a generation of rank and file miners who led and campaigned for militant strikes. This often brought them into conflict not just with managers but with the established leadership of the union

Daniela Briggs 1969-2020


Daniela was particularly involved in anti-racist work, having been a member of Stand Up To Racism in Harlow since its inception

Allan Matusevics 1960-2020


SWP member Allan worked at Wallington sorting office where he took his role as CWU trade union rep very seriously

Nick Jackson 1961-2020


It is with tears and sadness that we have to announce the death of our comrade, Nick Jackson, from a long battle with brain cancer.

Ron Singer, 1948-2020


Ron Singer was born in the NHS in its very first year of existence. He spent the whole of his adult life working in it and fighting for it.

Neil Davidson, 1957-2020


I first encountered Neil Davidson, who has died at the tragically early age of 62, when he spoke at the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) Paisley branch in the early 1990s. 

Stevie Darlington, 1957-2020


Our friend and comrade Stevie Darlington died last month after a long period of ill-health. Throughout his working life, Stevie was a principled trade unionist, a socialist and committed anti-racist. 

Pete Gillard, 1949-2020


Pete Gillard, who died recently, was a longtime Socialist Workers Party (SWP) member, Unite union activist and NHS campaigner.

Nicki Sellars 1955-2020


Nicki joined the SWP in London and remained a committed revolutionary socialist.

Manu DIBango 1933-2020


Manu Dibango’s saxophone driven mix of jazz, funk and Cameroonian call and response verses helped put Africa at the centre of European pop in the early 1970s

John Tregale, 1946-2020


John Tregale, our West London Socialist Workers Party (SWP) comrade died on 16 February. He was in hospital undergoing treatment for complications following recent heart surgery.

Keith Chadwick 1947-2020


With the sudden and unexpected death of Keith Chadwick, Burnley & Pendle Socialist Workers Party lost a vital and much-loved comrade

Obituary - Dave Waller, 1953-2020


Comrades in Norwich were saddened to hear about the death of Socialist Workers Party (SWP) member Dave Waller last month.

Obituary - Nita Sanghera, 1961-2020


We are all devastated to hear that Nita passed away last Thursday, after battling illness for the last six months.

Caroline Diss 1959-2019


Caroline will be remembered by all those who knew and loved her for her courage, her audacity and solidarity with anyone resisting injustice

Obituary - Drew McEwan, 1947-2019


Comrades in Glasgow were saddened to hear of the death of Drew McEwan, who passed away after a courageous battle with asbestos-linked mesothelioma.

Obituary - Alan Hunt, 1927-2019


Members of Chesterfield Socialist Workers Party were very sad to learn of the death of Alan Hunt aged 89. He has been a member of the branch for many years.

Clamity Parker 1965-2019


Clamity Parker was an SWP member in Kent

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