(Central Suffolk/Ipswich CLPs)
A former Engineer, John was an Assistant Regional Organiser for the Labour Party in the 1970s and ’80s before becoming an Ipswich Borough Councillor on his retirement. On leaving the council he moved back to Gosport but was a regular visitor to Annual Conference for a number of years – accompanied by Jean, his wife and constant partner. In his last years John suffered from Alzheimer’s and lost Jean last year to cancer. Both John and Jean were great servants of the Labour Party and are missed by their family and many friends.