Davey Hopper RIP

17 July 2016

Davey Hopper, general secretary of the Durham Miners, passed away at 4pm yesterday. Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, said: 'Friends can never be replaced but can be honoured and placed in our tradition as an example to everyone.' Tosh McDonald, ASLEF's president, said: 'Davey Hopper was a true working-class hero.' Kevin Lindsay, ASLEF's organiser in Scotland, said: 'Very sad news for everyone in our movement.'

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