1931 - 2014
Eric Trevett, the President of the New Communist Party of Britain, passed away on Saturday 6th September. A life-long communist, internationalist and peace campaigner, Eric worked with Sid French for many years in the struggle against revisionism within the old Communist Party of Great Britain. Eric was a founder member of the NCPB in 1977 and he was elected general secretary of the Party following the death of Sid French in 1979. He held that post until his retirement from full-time party work in 1995.
He was subsequently elected president of the NCPB, a post he held until his death last weekend. Eric suffered from Parkinson's Disease, which increasingly limited his mobility. But only this year he helped to set up a new pensioners' association in his locality while encouraging the workers to join a union at his residential care-home. He will be sadly missed.