Oct 042019

Stephen smiling, doing a solidarity salute, sitting in the big wooden President's chair in the RMT head office committee room.

As many of you will have heard, Stephen Aselford, Disabled People Against Cuts stalwart and co-founder of Bromley and Croydon DPAC has very sadly and suddenly passed away. Stephen was a socialist and an activist to his core. His many friends and comrades across the disability world and the labour movement are deeply saddened but agree the best way to honour his memory is to continue the fight that was such an integral part of his life. There will be a longer tribute in next week’s DNS.

Details of an event to celebrate his life to follow.

Any condolence messages posted in the comments will be passed on to his family.

Examples of the fun DPAC had in Croydon with Stephen:



Stephen confronting Zac Goldsmith for voting in favour of the ESA WRAG cut

Stephen modelling the white DPAC t-shirt

Stephen with his DPAC bag

Stephen. Lou, Sabina and Roger at a DPAC stall in front of the Bromley and Croydon DPAC banner

Stephen smiling and wearing dark glasses inthe foreground. IN the background a packed meeting room at Ruskin House, Croydon, with a trade union banner saying "Croydon" on the wall behind.

















Paula, Lou and Stephen with their Bromley and Croydon DPAC bannersCampaigners including Stephen holding a banner saying "Is this how 2 treat disabled people"







Stephen demanding "Rail Access Now!"