Anniversary of Bob Cryer's death is marked

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bob Cryer Bob Cryer

Keighley Labour Party is marking the 20th anniversary of former MP Bob Cryer’s death.

A minute’s silence will be held before the start of canvassing on Saturday, and tribute will be paid at a constituency meeting in the Devonshire Street offices named after him.

Mr Cryer (pictured) was MP for Keighley for nine years, until 1983, and served as Bradford South MP from 1987 until his death at 59 in a car crash in 1994. John Grogan, Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Keighley, said: “Bob was the only politician in the last 50 years to hold Keighley against the national trend, which he did for the Labour party by just 78 votes in the 1979 general election.”

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9:49am Tue 8 Apr 14

otleygent says...

A good man and an honest politician, which is something of a rarity. I canvassed for him during the doomed 1983 election campaign. Much missed. Rest in peace, Bob.
A good man and an honest politician, which is something of a rarity. I canvassed for him during the doomed 1983 election campaign. Much missed. Rest in peace, Bob. otleygent
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12:59pm Tue 8 Apr 14

alive and awake says...

I never agreed with his politics, but he was head and shoulders above the quality the Labour Party are lumbered with today.
I never agreed with his politics, but he was head and shoulders above the quality the Labour Party are lumbered with today. alive and awake
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