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Gerry Kelly, 1951-2021

Gerry Kelly, 1951-2021 Born to a Roscommon tailor Gerry grew up in Balsall Heath, Birmingham. He left school at 16 to work in the building industry.

Mike Waterman 1953-2021

Mike Waterman Covid has taken the life of  Mike Waterman who at his Norwich home last Friday.

Danny Phillips 1944-2021

Danny Phillips It's with great sadness that I report the death of Danny Phillips. Taken ill in December he subsequently contracted coronavirus and succumbed on 20th January, aged 76.

Gerry Lecointe, 1964-2021

Gerry Lecointe Comrades will be saddened to hear of the sudden death of Gerry Lecointe, at the tragically young age of 56.

Ann Rose 1927-2021

Ann Rose Comrades in Greater Manchester were very sad to learn of the death of our comrade Ann Rose on 1 January aged 93.

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


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.

Gerry Kelly, 1951-2021


Born to a Roscommon tailor Gerry grew up in Balsall Heath, Birmingham. He left school at 16 to work in the building industry.

Mike Waterman 1953-2021


Covid has taken the life of  Mike Waterman who at his Norwich home last Friday.

Danny Phillips 1944-2021


It's with great sadness that I report the death of Danny Phillips. Taken ill in December he subsequently contracted coronavirus and succumbed on 20th January, aged 76.

Gerry Lecointe, 1964-2021


Comrades will be saddened to hear of the sudden death of Gerry Lecointe, at the tragically young age of 56.

Ann Rose 1927-2021


Comrades in Greater Manchester were very sad to learn of the death of our comrade Ann Rose on 1 January aged 93.

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.

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