Obituaries:

At every meeting of Labour’s National Executive Committee, committee representatives pay tribute to the contribution of party members who have recently passed away. Party staff receive notice of deaths from local parties, or former parliamentary or council colleagues. Very often a member or friend takes time to write an obituary for their departed colleague or loved one.

The committee always stands for one minute in a silent tribute to contribution of their departed comrades. It’s very moving.

I’ve been collecting the obituaries since I was on the committee. And since I’ve been the vice chair of the party, my colleague Julie Lawrence, has shared her collection of obituaries with me. They go back about ten years.

These people in their own way made the Labour Party. They deserve a lasting tribute.

Lord Richard Acton -2010
Frank Allaun 1913-2002
George Baker 1931-2011
Francis Noel Baker -2009
Derek Bateman -2011
Lord Billy Blease -2008
Albert Booth -2010
Terry Boston 1930-2011
Ben Bousquet 1939-2006
Roland Boyes 1937-2006
Jeremy Bray -2002
Mike Brider -2009
Ron Brown -2007
Lord Bruce of Donington 1912-2005
Janey Buchan 1926-2012
Lord Tom Burlison 1936-2008
David Cairns 1966-2011
Lord Callaghan of Cardiff 1912-2005
David Candler 1940-2011
Campbell Christie 1937-2011
Ian Campbell -2007
Dennis Carter 1932-2006
Barbara Castle 1910-2002
Jim Cattermole -2007
Maureen Christian -2009
Dick Clements 1928-2006
Gordon Colling -2011
Don Concannon -2003
Frank Cook 1935-2012
Robin Cook 1946-2005
Richard Cooke 1938-2009
Peter Crampton -2011
Veronica Creighton -2002
John Cullen -2011
Ken Cure OBE -2007
Paul Daisley -2003
David Davies -2011
Harold De’Ath 1916-2011
Tony Dermody -2009
Jack Diamond -2004
Andy Dodds -2003
Bernard Dooley -2008
Lord Dormand of Easington -2003
Gwyneth Dunwoody MP 1930-2008
John Dunwoody -2006
Donny Edwards -2011
Will Edwards -2007
Moss Evans -2002
Lord Harry Ewing -2007
Martin Flannery -2006
Maurice Foley -2002
Michael Foot 1913-2010
Reg Freeson -2006
Lord Fyfe of Fairfield 1941-2011
Tony Gardner -2011
John Garrett -2007
Lord Gladwin of Clee -2003
Graham Goddard -2009
Philip Gould 1950-2011
Ian Greenwood -2009
Lord John Gregson 1924-2009
Doug Grimwood -2009
Lord Hardy of Wath -2003
Bernadette Hartley -2008
Edna Healey 1918-2010
Peter Heathfield 1929-2010
Sir Henry Hodge 1944-2009
Lord Norman Hogg -2008
Kevin Hughes 1952-2006
Lord Islwyn -2003
Councillor Jimmy Hulmes -2009
Baroness Lena Jeger 1915-2007
Lord Jenkins of Putney 1908-2004
Fiona Jones -2007
Jack Jones 1913-2009
Steve Jones -2002
Bert Karpin -2011
Colm Keaveney -2005
Alan Keen 1937-2011
Peter Kelly -2009
Dr. David Kerr -2009
Piara Khabra 1921-2007
Ashok Kumar -2010
Jimmy Lamond -2007
Jack Layton 1950-2011
Councillor Maureen Lea -2009
Bob Litherland 1930-2011
Ray Lowther -2011
Eddie Loyden 1923-2003
Edward Lyons -2010
Sharon MacDonald -2006
Basil Majoram -2009
Jim Marshall MP -2004
Sidney Mason -2010
Hugh McCartney 1920-2006
Eddie McCulley -2011
Andrew McIntosh 1933-2010
John McWilliam -2009
Tom Megahy -2008
Cicely Merry -2011
Linda Middleton -2010
Lord Milner of Leeds -2003
Lord Mishcon 1915-2006
Charles Morris 1926-2012
David Morris -2007
Rev David Morris -2007
Edward Lancelot Nixon -2009
Gerald O’Brien 1939-2002
Roy Oldham CBE -2010
Lord Orme of Salford
Brian Parkyn 1923-2006
Sir Ray Powell MP 2002
Val Price -2008
Colin Priest -2011
Councillor Mushtaq Qureshi -2009
Bill Risby -2009
Sidney Robinson -2010
Maureen Rooney 1947-2003
Ann Sacks -2006
Lord Scanlon of Davyhulme 1913-2004
Jean Selway -2009
Alan Sennitt 1978-2006
Baroness Serota 1919-2002
Roy Shaw OBE 1925-2008
Barbara Shepherd -2006
Renee Short -2003
James Siddelly -2010
Harold Sims -2002
Stan Skinkiss -2009
Sir Jack Smart -2010
Gerald Southgate -2011
Ken Spence -2009
Lord Albert Stallard -2008
Bryan Stanley 1926-2009
Leonard Douglas Stevens -2008
Don Swan 1934-2009
Duncan Tanner 1958-2010
George Tatch -2002
David Taylor -2009
Jack Thompson 1928-2011
John Tilley -2005
Ron Todd -2005
Lord Alex Trotman -2004
Russell Tuck -2010
Leslie Turner 1918-2010
Rudi Vis -2010
Lord Walker of Doncaster -2003
Lord Wallace of Coslany -2003
Councillor Martin Wareing -2009
David Watt 1945-2007
Norman West -2009
James White 1922-2009
Jim White -2011
Councillor Jan Wilson -2010
Anne Worsley -2009
David Young -2003
Lord Michael Young -2002