Brian passed away on Tuesday morning after battling with illness for some time. Those of you who knew Brian will be aware of the enormous contribution he made to the labour and trade union movement in Bolton and the NW. A great comrade and a fighter till the very end, he will be hugely missed. Our condolences go to his wife Lynn and his family.

In 2016 Brian received the club's award for An Outstanding Contribution to Socialism. At a future, suitable date the club will mark his passing with a memorial event to celebrate his life and achievements.