John Shiers

Guardian Obituary 12 January 2012

Brought up in Tadworth, Surrey, John became an adopted son of Manchester. After university in Lancaster and York, he went to work in the city and stayed for more than 30 years. He played an important role in the local Labour party in the 1980s at a time of intense political struggle, including a stint as chair, commanding personal respect from different internal factions.

Article about John’s death from Mesothelioma, the cancer caused by breathing in asbestos fibres from Hulme flats in the 1970s

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