Sir Tony Lloyd, a Labour MP, died on Wednesday “surrounded by his family” just days after revealing that he was suffering from an incurable type of leukaemia.
The Rochdale MP, who has served the district since 2017 and was originally elected in 1983, has been undergoing treatment for a kind of blood cancer.
How did Labour MP Tony Lloyd Dies?
He stated that it had progressed to an aggressive and incurable type of leukaemia and that he was leaving the hospital to “spend the time I have left with my family”.
Despite his sickness, Sir Tony closed his letter by assuring his constituents that his office would stay open to assure their continued support.
Sir Keir Starmer, Labour leader, stated: “The passing of Sir Tony Lloyd today is a tremendous loss. I know the whole Labour Party, as well as many others, are expressing their heartfelt sympathies to Tony’s wife, Judith, his children, Siobhan, Angharad, Kieron, and Ali, and his granddaughters, Carmen and Carys.
“Like them, we shall remember his unwavering dedication to Labour principles and decency. We will always be thankful for his commitment to public service, love for his nation, and desire to make the world a better, more equitable place. In the Labour Party, we shall honor his legacy of devotion to others and dedication to justice.
Who was Tony Lloyd?
Sir Tony was born in Stretford, Greater Manchester, in 1950, and attended the local grammar school before enrolling at the University of Nottingham to study mathematics.
However, he returned to Manchester to get an MBA and eventually became a business studies lecturer at the University of Salford.
His political career began in 1979, when he secured a seat on the Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council, but by 1983, he had switched to national politics, serving his home constituency of Stretford until 1997.