Its with great sadness that we note the passing of Councillor Lynn Jeffries, as reported in the York Press. As a disability campaigner, Lynn was a key voice for the most vulnerable in our community, and will be hugely missed. She had briefly been involved in York Welfare Campaign, a group whose work York People’s Assembly continues, as well as many other grass-roots initiatives. Her refusal to condone cutbacks led to her principled resignation from the Labour group. York has lost an important voice for the marginalised from within its power structures, and she will be sorely missed.