I went to Dennis Grover's funeral in Maidstone yesterday. There was a full house to see him off.
Dennis and Phil, his wife, were very good friends of mine and when I was campaigning on the Isle of Sheppey there was always a cup of tea and sometimes more for me when I needed a break.
He was leader of the Labour Group in Swale from 1992-1998 (from memory) and was passionately old Labour. He served in Suez as part of his nationals service and eventually was awarded a medal for his services which he wore with pride at every Remembrance Sunday service.