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Obituary


Ron Singer, 1948-2020

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

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

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

Manu DIBango 1933-2020

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

Brian Way, 1950-2019


It’s sad to announce the death of our friend and comrade Brian Way.

Toni Morrison, 1931—2019


Toni Morrison, one of the greatest writers of the 21st century, died last week.

Mike Heaney 1954-2019


 Revolutionary socialist Mike Heaney sadly died last week after four months in hospital with leukaemia

Robin Beste, 1944-2019


Robin’s sudden death on 29 May was a shock to us all

Colwyn Williamson 1938-2019


Colwyn Williamson was a central figure of the Swansea left for decades,

Obituary - Matt Gardiner, 1939 - 2019


It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of our comrade Matt Gardiner.

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

Brian Way, 1950-2019


It’s sad to announce the death of our friend and comrade Brian Way.

Toni Morrison, 1931—2019


Toni Morrison, one of the greatest writers of the 21st century, died last week.

Mike Heaney 1954-2019


 Revolutionary socialist Mike Heaney sadly died last week after four months in hospital with leukaemia

Robin Beste, 1944-2019


Robin’s sudden death on 29 May was a shock to us all

Colwyn Williamson 1938-2019


Colwyn Williamson was a central figure of the Swansea left for decades,

Obituary - Matt Gardiner, 1939 - 2019


It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of our comrade Matt Gardiner.

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