Stan Skinkiss – Oldham West
Stan was a very long serving Oldham councillor, representing Chadderton South and was very active in Social Services. He was also a very active Trade Unionist firstly in the AEU and then, when he changed his job, with the CWU. He remained active with the Union until his retirement and was always well regarded by his members. Unfortunately Stan lost his legs due to illness but carried on his work as the Regional Representative of the retired members. It was typical of Stan that he died while away from home on Union business and he will be missed.