Thursday, February 23, 2006
A Tribute to Norwich Conservative Activist Marjorie Lloyd
I've just had a very sad phone call from a good friend in Norwich to tell me that a lady called Marjorie Lloyd has died. I doubt whether anyone reading this blog will have met her, but she was one of a kind. I first met her in the mid 1980s when I was working for Patrick Thompson, the then MP for Norwich North. She replied to an In Touch leaflet and offered to deliver a whole housing estate for us. As the 1987 election approached, she came to work in the party HQ and was an invaluable member of our team. Whenever I went back to Norwich I tried to go to visit her. She was always someone who knew how to look on the bright side of life. She loved her bowls and was the most active 84 year old I have ever met. Even on Friday, she was playing tennis! She collapsed on Sunday on her way home from church with a massive stroke. I'll remember her with a great deal of affection.