MP’s aide dies af­ter surgery

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY LIFE - BY NEIL WOLF­SON

BURY SOUTH MP Ivan Lewis has led the tributes to friend and col­league War­ren Flood, who died last week aged 41 at Fair­field Hospi­tal, where he un­der­went back surgery.

Mr Flood, a for­mer coun­cil­lor, had been em­ployed by the MP as a sup­port worker and Mr Lewis was among the 250 mourn­ers at the funeral at Rain­sough Jewish Ceme­tery on Tues­day.

“We are united in our shock and grief that such a spe­cial young man should be taken from us in the prime of his life,” he said. “I have lost a spe­cial friend, the peo­ple of Bury a true gen­tle­man — sim­ply one of the best.”

On Mon­day, Rochdale Coro­ner’s Of­fice opened and ad­journed an inquest into Mr Flood’s death. A spokesman for the Pen­nine Acute Trust, rep­re­sent­ing hos­pi­tals in North-East Greater Manch­ester, told the JC: “It would be in­ap­pro­pri­ate to com­ment at this stage.”

The mar­ried ac­tivist and Heaton Park Syn­a­gogue con­gre­gant was an avid Bury foot­ball fan, and his fam­ily has asked that any me­mo­rial do­na­tions be sent to Bury FC sup­port­ers’ club For­ever Bury or lo­cal men­tal-health char­ity Creative Liv­ing Cen­tre.

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