Obituary – Owen Ryan is sorely missed

Roy Farrar,Liverpool Socialist Party

We are sad to announce the recent death of Owen Ryan, a longstanding active member of the Socialist Party. He passed away after a period of ill health in his later years.

Owen left Labour when Tony Blair became leader. He told everyone that Tony Blair’s leadership of the party, and then a Labour government, would bring no benefit to working people.

Seeing that socialist change was no longer possible via Labour, Owen joined the Socialist Party. From the first he was an enthusiastic campaigner and a stalwart at campaign stalls, demonstrations, canvassing for Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidates, and so on into his 70s.

He is sorely missed by all members of our party. We convey our condolences to his sister Elizabeth and to his wider family.