Andy Shallice 1952-2019

Submitted by AWL on 18 December, 2019 - 1:02 Author: Alison Brown
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Andy Shallice, a comrade from Sheffield Heeley Labour Party, died suddenly last Saturday, 14 December.

Andy returned to the Labour Party with the Corbyn victory in 2015 and led local campaigning in the constituency. He was warm, funny, optimistic and politically switched-on. He fought for accountability and revelled in asking difficult questions of the local labour bureaucracy.

Previously as a Unison activist. he had been key to the local rank and file, Unison Unleashed.

He had been active on the left in the North West and Sheffield since the 70s, including with Workers’ Fight (a forerunner of Workers’ Liberty) for a time.

As we embark on rebuilding our movement he will be sadly missed.

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Submitted by Martyn Nightingale (not verified) on Thu, 19/12/2019 - 21:33

I worked with Andy during his time in Liverpool. A loyal friend and activist. He never lost his commitment to socialism and worked tirelessly for others. He was a valued founder of Red Rope the socialist Mountaineering group. My memories will be arguments, fun, laughter and challenging authority in all its forms . I'll miss you buddy

Submitted by jeanette Wilcott (not verified) on Fri, 07/08/2020 - 07:41

In reply to by Martyn Nightingale (not verified)

Andy was a good friend of mine, He was an shining example of a thoroughly good human being, He helped me get into the Polytechnic with my essay on the General Strike. He along with 4 other friends a founding member of the Merseyside Socialist Research Group, who published books and pamphlets from a radical left perspective. Merseyside in Crisis was one, and the Birkenhead Riots was another. I hope some one has the bright idea of bringing out a commemorative isssue of the latter and dedicate to Andy. He was a true Socialist intellectual, with an International perspective on world events and politics. Love to his wife Linda at this difficult time and all his friends and family. XX ps. Can I ask anyone who knows the whereabouts of Ann Jemphrey - Merseyside Welfare Rights Administrator and Research Assistant to Phil Scratton during the Hillsboro campaign. XX

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