We would like to give a few words in memory of our former chairman John Anderson, who sadly passed away on Friday the 5th Feburary, this came as a great shock to all of us.
John was a very likeable man and a true Gentleman. The knowledge he had gained whilst being a Cabinet Civil Servant for over twenty years were both invaluable and most helpful to the Party and Branch. His passion and enthusiasm for leaving the EU was an inspiration to all of us as was his general knowledge of mainstream politics.
He was a brilliant orator and had a great sense of humour and was very dignified and succinct in his delivery. His political achievements will never be forgotten.
He stood as a local candidate within the Royal Borough no less than four times and did the Branch and himself proud.
His sense of adventure and travel stories were always a good talking point and of great interest to those in his company.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to his immediate family. John was very much the family man and was very proud of the professional achievements made by his Daughters. A lasting testament to John.
Cometh the hour, Cometh the Man, when the Branch needed a Chairman John stood up and was counted despite health problems at the time. John was an excellent Chairman and will be sadly missed by all of us.
A great loss to the cause.
Note: Nepal was one of the few special places in the world John returned to and we would ask for any charitable donations to be made to the Gurkha Welfare Trust.