Tribute to Patricia Hollis

Charles Clarke was devastated to hear of the death of Baroness Patricia Hollis on October 13th.

He published the following tribute and made the following comments on BBC Radio Norfolk:

 

“It is devastating to hear of the death of Patricia Hollis.

“She was an exceptionally intelligent and passionate Labour politician who was utterly dedicated to the welfare of Norwich. From even before her leadership of the City Council her vision played a decisive role in creating the vibrant and forward-looking city that it is today.

“She was a very accomplished historian in her own right and campaigned tirelessly to enhance the lives of women, particularly pensioners and those dependent upon welfare benefits and, both as a Minister and from opposition, she brought about significant legal and policy changes which enhanced their lives.

She will be sadly missed.”

 

Rt Hon Charles Clarke

MP for Norwich South 1997-2010