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Ken Ruddock

Farewell to Ken Ruddock

by New Worker correspondent

FRIENDS and comrades gathered on a sad Friday morning at Guildford crematorium to pay their last respects to Ken Ruddock a life-long trade unionist and communist, who passed away at the age of 93 last month. Ken, a militant engineering worker, was a founder member of the New Communist Party. He was national vice-chair during the turbulent times of 1990s when the very existence of the Party was at stake and he remained a leading member of the NCP until ill-health forced him to ease up a few years a go. The Party was represented by Theo Russell from the Central Committee and Richard Bos, who had known Ken for over 40 years.