Saturday 2 December – The ribbon gets cut to inaugurate George Parish Road. Family, friends and our Labour Councillors gather to honour George’s legacy.
Cllr Mark Cherry said, “I’ve lived in Bretch Hill all my life and I’ve known George Parish as a friend, a respected campaigner who tenaciously fought with fellow activists to successfully save the Maternity Unit at the Horton (2008) and for his hard work as labour councillor in Ruscote.
He was my inspiration to go into local politics and I take pride in my contribution in getting George Parish Road named after him. His name and legacy will now live on.”
Sue Edgar, Chair of Labour Health Matters* said, “I worked alongside George from 1993 to 2000, mostly with him as Chair and me as Secretary of the CLP, and Press Officer at Banbury Health Emergency. He was a complete star – kind, clever, energetic, a natural leader, and a Banbury man through and through. He gave his best years to saving the Horton, and he saved it time after time. We still have a hospital because of George.”
* Labour Health Matters is a working group of health professionals and activists providing a distinctive Labour message on local and national health issues for all communities served by the Oxford University Hospitals Trust. The Chair of the group is Sue Edgar who worked closely with George Parish on the Save the Horton Campaign