Tributes pour in for Councillor Dorothy Flude

On Saturday 7th December 2019, Crewe woke up to the news that Councillor Dorothy Flude had sadly passed away. A giant of local politics and adored by so many for her tireless years of work in the town she loved so dearly.

Below are a selection of tributes which we will intend to update as we hear about them. We are more than happy to print yours here if you wish. Please use the contact form at this link.


Laura Smith broke the news on the morning:


Damian Bailey, former Councillor on Cheshire East wrote this on Twitter:


Charlie Maines, CEO of the The Wishing Well Project:


Cheshire branch of The Fire Bridages Union:


The Crewe Heritage Centre, where Dorothy was chair of the Crewe Heritage Trust:


Cllr Benn Minshall, Mayor of Crewe wrote:

Dorothy Flude was a true force of nature; both as a person, and as a Councillor. I feel privileged to say that she is, and will forever be, my friend first and my colleague second.

Her passion and commitment to local people and families in Crewe are unparalleled. Her health had not always been kind to her; but Dorothy made that her motivation to make life better for others.

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt condolences to Dorothy’s family and to thank them for allowing us to share in Dorothy’s life.


Cllr Bob Rudd, chair of Cheshire Fire Authority


Mick Roberts, Crewe and Nantwich CLP Secretary

Dorothy was a profoundly inspirational character. Her socialist values and warmth of personality shone through in everything she did.

As members we all have our personal memories of Dorothy. As a CLP we will miss the intelligent contributions of one of our undoubtedly wisest members. We are a lesser organisation as a consequence of Dorothy’s passing.

CLP meetings will never be quite the same again.

Dorothy’s was a life well lived. Our thoughts are with her family at this time.


Ben Wye, local activist and Cheshire East Council candidate

Dorothy Flude with bicycle Implacable, indefatigable and irreplaceable


Cllr Joy Bratherton, Cheshire East Councillor and local activist

Dorothy Flude in Normandy On top of the Pont de Hock in Normandy, oh how she loved those young men, they couldnt do enough for Dorothy, and they made her day!


Tony Clarke, local activist and trade unionist

Dorothy Flude at GMB ASDA protest Right behind us at ASDA. Always spoke up for what she believed in.


Crewe South Police

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