Deeply saddened and distressed to learn of the sudden death of my great friend & comrade Nigel Todd

 

Deeply saddened and distressed to learn of the sudden death of my great friend & comrade Nigel Todd. Nigel was a socialist who truly loved people & communities, championing their interest & working with people & for them so that they could make their lives better.

As a Councillor Nigel was absolutely dedicated to the communities he served in Elswick, Wingrove & Arthur’s Hill. With the @WEAadulted he championed life-long learning & helped bring about the women’s access course which enabled my Mother to get her degree in the eighties

As a passionate anti-racist Nigel helped defeat the extreme right groups who have sought to divide our city over decades & promoted the rights & amplified the voices of minorities in our city & the corridors of power

 

As the #NewcastleCentral Labour candidate in 1983 Nigel was the first politician I ever voted for, & he was constant in his support, advise & help from the moment I entered politics. I will miss him hugely. My thoughts are with his beloved family & partner whose loss is so great

 

 

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