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Statement after sad loss of Harry Harpham MP


Statement from Dr Alan Billings after the sad loss of Harry Harpham MP:

"I was very distressed to hear that Harry had died. We knew he was ill, but the suddenness of his death has been a great shock.

"Although Harry had only been MP for Brightside and Hillsborough for a very short period, he had already been incredibly busy on behalf of constituents. He was in touch quite recently to arrange for us both to walk the beat of some city centre Police Community Support Officers, whose work he championed.

"Harry, as a former miner at Clipstone Colliery, was one of that very rare breed - a genuinely working class MP.

"Harry always had a friendly and cheerful smile. He will be greatly missed by his many friends both in the Labour Party and the city.

"We offer our most sincere condolences to Gill and his family."

Posted on Friday 5th February 2016
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