Ruth Jones, Welsh Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Newport West said:
“I would like to add my own personal, deepest condolences to Paul’s family. I know that they will find comfort in the outpouring of love and support for someone who served his community with endless passion and distinction. He was a kind man and wise counsel.
Paul – literally and figuratively – wrote the book on how to be a good Member of Parliament. His campaigning zeal was matched only by his fearless nature in speaking out for his constituents and in fighting for the causes he believed in.
He ably served the people of Newport West for nearly 32 years and while many things have changed in that time, Paul’s unflinching desire for a more decent, caring society stood firm. His legacy will continue to inspire our fight for fairness. We all have big boots to fill and we will miss him very much.”