Wednesday 18 August 2021 / 12:47 PM Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer statement on the death of Austin Mitchell, former MP for Great Grimsby

Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party, commenting on the death of Austin Mitchell, the former MP for Great Grimsby, said:

“Austin served his constituency of Great Grimsby with remarkable commitment for 38 years. There are few MPs whose dedication to their constituents would translate into changing their surname to ‘Haddock’ to promote local industry.

“His big sense of humour was matched by his deep Labour values. My thoughts are with his wife Linda and his children.”