The statement made by Keir Starmer, the Leader of the Opposition, on 18 August 2021.
Austin served his constituency of Great Grimsby with remarkable commitment for 38 years. There are few MPs whose dedication to their constituents would translate into changing their surname to ‘Haddock’ to promote local industry.
His big sense of humour was matched by his deep Labour values. My thoughts are with his wife Linda and his children.