Ian Bell sadly lost his life after falling while walking in the Scottish Highlands on 3rd August. He had been a member of Dacorum Green Party for approx 18 months.

14 August 2015

I first met Ian in the mid 1980’s when I was on strike during the Wapping Newspaper Dispute.  He was a member of Hemel Hempstead Trades Council and I addressed their meeting asking for their support.  The council strongly 

backed us.  I liked Ian from that moment for his honesty, openness , his passion for justice and a better society.  I saw him as a soul brother politically as we seemed to agree on everything.

Over the years we saw each other occasionally , but it is  since Ian joined the Dacorum Green Party that we met regularly.  It was a pleasure to campaign with Ian in the recent General Election and nearly three decades after we  first met to find we still agreed on everything  politically.

I last saw Ian a few weeks ago  at a Green Party meeting , little realising it would be for the last time.  I shall never forget Ian, a man who loved  both people and the planet and died whilst doing something he loved so much.

 

Paul Harris






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