News has come in today about the sad death of John Crichton. John was the oldest member of Edinburgh North & Leith Party, with a long history of political activity, on the old Edinburgh City Council before 1974 and then on Lothian Region, where he served as Convener. Although John was in his 90s, he continued to be active in the Labour Party until the last year or so, and still came along occasionally to meetings and events, most recently to wish us well in the general election campaign.
I had immense respect for John - he kept on going sometimes in difficult circumstances - he was a man of great integrity - and always a proud Leither!
His family can be proud of him, and we in the local Labour Party have lost a great friend and comrade.