It is with profound sadness that the Progressive Labour Party must acknowledge the passing of PLP stalwart and former Member of Parliament, Mr. Reginald Burrows. Reggie, as he was commonly known, was an integral member of our Party, from the 1960s until the present.
He was a PLP stalwart when it was unpopular to be so, and he stood firm when many retreated. Reggie served in Southampton East from 1968 to 2003; his service spanned the PLP's time in Opposition, and into Government.
After retiring from frontline politics in 2003, Reggie remained an integral senior party member whose counsel was frequently sought and advice considered.
Our Party has lost a great man, and we will feel his loss immensely. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife, Sheila, children, grandchildren, other family members, and friends. We pray that you will be comforted by your memories.