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Britain's communists pay tribute to Graham Stevenson

BRITAIN’S communists paid tribute today to the “distinguished and tireless contribution” Graham Stevenson made to the trade-union movement.

Mr Stevenson was the Greater  Midlands district secretary of the Communist Party of Britain and convenor of the Communist History Group.

Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths said: “It is with great sadness that, together with Communist Party chair Liz Payne, I have received the news today of the death of our Greater Midlands district secretary Graham Stevenson. 

“Over many decades, he made a distinguished and tireless contribution to the trade-union movement as a full-time national organiser in the Transport & General Workers Union and then Unite and as president of the European Transport Workers’ Federation. 

“He was also a proud communist, a former member of the party’s executive and political committees and recently our trade-union organiser.

“Above all, he was a champion of the working class, locally, nationally and internationally, whose history he recorded with typical enthusiasm. We send our deepest condolences to Graham’s family.”

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