Sadly long-standing member and campaigner for transport and disability rights Stephen Aselford died earlier this month.
Stephen was a friendly, cheerful and thoughtful man with an encyclopaedic knowledge of Croydon and what was going on locally in Selhurst: he was a proud Croydonian, and loved the diverse and vibrant community we have.
He was Labour through and through – always at meetings, fundraisers, and other events – and he was a committed and tireless campaigner, working with Unite Communities, Disabled People Against Cuts and other organisations to advocate for the rights and dignity of disabled people across London. He was also a strong voice on public transport issues and could often be found supporting protests, picket lines or events promoting and defending public transport. He’s on record as saying he loved “shaming Tory politicians” and in 2015 confronted Zac Goldsmith for voting for government cuts to support for disabled people.
The best way, of course, that we can honour his memory is to continue the fight that was central to his life.