Friday, 18 April 2008

Farewell to Gwyneth

David Williams, Usdaw’s Political Officer said:

"We at Usdaw are very saddened by the death of Gwyneth Dunwoody. Gwyneth was a true champion of working people and an advocate of commonsense politics. We have over the years been very grateful for her tireless work to support our members on issues like Sunday trading, protect Christmas Day and preventing violence, threats and abuse against shopworkers. Gwyneth always stood up for women workers and Usdaw's members appreciated her support.

"Personally, as Gwyneth's former agent, I know that Crewe and Nantwich was proud of their MP and her passing is a big loss to the area. Gwyneth pioneered constituency representation with initiatives like advice surgeries and a full-time staffed office; things that seem commonplace now, but were rare back in 1974. To say that Gwyneth was feisty is something of an understatement, but she was always motivated by getting the best deal for the people she represented.

"The death of Gwyneth Dunwoody is a great loss to Parliament, Crewe and Nantwich and the wider trade union and Labour movement."

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