Labour peer Lord Alan Haworth, aged 75, has passed away, as confirmed by the Labour Party. Lord Haworth served as the secretary of the parliamentary Labour Party from 1992 to 2004 before becoming a member of the House of Lords. He died while on vacation in Iceland alongside his wife, Maggie Rae. The couple was on a cruise of Greenland and Iceland when Lord Haworth fell ill and was subsequently treated for bacterial pneumonia. Tragically, he suffered a heart attack and passed away on Monday.
Lord Haworth’s contributions to the Labour Party were highly regarded. He worked diligently behind the scenes, displaying a strong commitment to the party’s betterment for working people. His significant role in the party’s 1997 landslide victory and re-election efforts were acknowledged by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer. Lord Haworth’s dedication extended to his involvement in documenting the party’s history, co-authoring a book about the first 29 Labour MPs elected in 1906.
Baroness Angela Smith, Labour’s leader in the House of Lords, remembered Lord Haworth as a core Labour figure who possessed an entertaining, warm-hearted personality and an extensive knowledge of parliamentary colleagues. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair expressed deep sorrow over the loss of his close friend, highlighting Lord Haworth’s commitment to the party and his practical approach to achieving its goals.
A private funeral will be held in his honor, with plans for a future memorial celebration. The news of Lord Haworth’s passing has led to heartfelt tributes from political figures, peers, and friends, underscoring his significant contributions and impact on the Labour Party and the people he touched throughout his life.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn