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Friday, July 02, 2010

Ken Coates 1930-2010

Lifelong socialist, peace activist and radical Ken Coates has died aged 79.
Aside from his activism Ken came across as a very warm and humane individual on the occasions that I met during environmental and political campaigning. He was one of the most radical and left wing Euro MPs we have ever had in the East Midlands - possibly one of the reasons New Labour were so keen to expel him.
Ken's Guardian Obituary by John Palmer is here -
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/jun/29/ken-coates-obituary

Kenneth Sidney Coates, politician and writer, born 16 September 1930; died 27 June 2010

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