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Former Scottish MP Maria Fyfe has passed away

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Information reaching our news desk has it that former Scottish MP Maria Fyfe has passed away at the age of 82. According to reports she died in the early hours of today after a brief illness.

Maria Fife’s death was made known to the public through her family in an official statement released on social media.

Read Excerpts From The Statement: It is with great sadness that we have to let you know that after a short illness Maria passed away this morning. She was part of the lives of so many people across the Labour Party and the wider labour movement as well as caring so much for her beloved city and her achievements make us all so proud.

She will be remembered in our hearts forever by her family, sons Stephen and Chris, and her grand-children Catriona, Jacob, Max and Peter.

Reacting to her death MP of Islington North, Jeremy Corbyn described Maria as a champion of the working class of Glasgow and across the world throughout her life.

My friend and comrade Maria Fyfe passed away this morning – socialist Labour MP from 1987 to 2001, a great fighter for the people, always speaking up for women and a giant of our movement.

Champion of the working class of Glasgow and across the world throughout her life, she continued to teach and inspire young socialists in the Labour movement right up to the end, leading the campaign to raise a statue to the 1915 Glasgow Rent Strike pioneer Mary Barbour in recent years, Jeremy Corbyn said.

Ms Fyfe, who was first elected in 1987 for the Glasgow Maryhill seat, was regarded as a trailblazer for women’s representation in politics and the trade union movement.

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