Wycombe Labour Party was devastated to hear the news that longstanding member Trevor Fowler passed away earlier this week.
Trevor leaves behind his wife Molly, also a stalwart of the Party. Our thoughts are with her and the Fowler family.
Trevor will be known to anybody active in Wycombe Labour in the past 7 decades. Since joining the Party in the ’50s he sat as District and County Councillor for a number of terms, finally retiring from these roles in 2005. He also stood as the Labour candidate for Wycombe in a 1978 by-election, as well as the 1979 general election, where he won exactly 18,000 votes.
Whilst not holding any council posts since 2005, Trevor stayed active in the local constituency and county parties helping organise meetings and campaigns, even as recently as last year’s elections. He was a regular face at constituency and branch meetings, where he was always willing to give constructive advice to anybody from councillors to new members.
Outside of the Labour Party, Trevor was an active trade unionist for much of his life. After leaving school at 13 and starting an apprenticeship at the Bucks Free Press, he quickly became active in the trade union there. Later in his career he worked for the TUC alongside his activity in the local branch of the National Graphical Association.
Trevor’s funeral will be held on 3rd October, but will be family only. A celebration of Trevor’s life will be held on the afternoon of Saturday 6th October, at a venue still to be confirmed. Details of this event will be sent out as soon as possible.