Yesterday, we received the tragic news that Matthew Percy, our friend and comrade, had died at the age of 21.
Matthew was a tireless campaigner for the Labour Party, active in his local community, a champion for young people and he fought hard to raise awareness and equality for those with Autism. Most of all, he will be remembered as someone with a good heart who genuinely wanted to make the world a better place.
The outpouring of sadness and sorrow from so many people is a testament to how many lives Matthew touched. There have been many wonderful tributes to Matthew and I would like to share this message from Glen Chisholm. As Glen says, this is how we will remember you.
As a proud Labour man, I know Matthew would want us to carry on flying that Red Flag and we will. However, our flag will be at half mast.
We will miss you comrade and we are sending our love to you, your family and your friends.
Rest in peace Matthew x