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.
This content was originally posted on my old Strange Thoughts blog.