Those who have been involved in campaigns for the Liberal Democrats in Luton over the years will be sad to learn of the death of Councillor Roy Davies.
I served alongside Roy as part of the Liberal Democrat group during my eight years on Luton Borough Council and I want to pay tribute to the determination and commitment that he gave to the Party and the Town. He was a proper local councillor — someone whose top priority was to fight for the interests of the people of the area he represented.
Roy was also a stalwart of the Luton local party. For several decades he, along with his wife Jenny, formed the backbone of our local organisation. The archetypal image that I have in my head of a Luton election campaign is of visiting them at their home in Stopsley to find Jenny art-working Focus at her computer and Roy in another part of the house working a printer or tending a folding machine. When the Liberal Democrats have had success in Luton in the past a large part of that success would have been because of the work of Jenny and Roy.
My condolences to Jenny and his family.