Loony’s Past R I P

Party Members and Activists who are now in  Looniversal Heaven.

17th August 2012
It is with deep regret and sadness that we have to announce that our Candidate for Amber Valley and long time supporter of the Loony Party Sam ‘Thing’ Baker has passed away.
This is a great and sad loss to us and to everyone who knew him.
Our thoughts and Condolences go to his friends and family. He will be missed.
Sam Baker 1964 – 2012

27th October 2011
It is with great regret we have to announce the passing of Jon Derek ‘Sheriff of Golcar’.
Jon was a big contributor to Country music in the U.K.
A friend of Alan Hope and a member of the Loony Party. We send our condolences to all friends family and anyone who knew him. A great loss to the music world. r.i.p

28th June 2011
Our condolences to the family and friends of Chrstopher Shale, the Conservative Chairman for Oxford. We have met him at the Henley By election and the General Election in Witney. A fine man who will be missed by all that knew him. (Alan Hope)

6th July 2010
It is with great sadness and loss we have to report that Ros Warner (Mad Cow Girl) who was a long time supporter and friend of the Loony Party passed away on Sunday. Details of Funeral are:
11:00am Friday 16th July, Sunderland Crematorium, Chester Road, Sunderland, SR4 7RS
Ros’s involvement with the OMRLP began in 1997 when she met Screaming Lord Sutch and she subsequently stood as a candidate in both local and general elections from 2004 to 2008. She also stood for election
under the name The Mad Cow-Girl Warner. Mad Cow-Girl held numerous positions within the Monster Raving Loony Party, including Party Secretary, Campaigns Officer, Party Archivist and Shadow Minister for around the world in Eighty Days. She stood at the 2001 and 2005 General Elections for the party, in the first constituency to declare – Sunderland South. According to one journalist: she triumphantly succeeded in maintaining the party’s fine tradition of making an absolute mockery of the proceedings, spoiling the perfect picture of democracy at its noblest moment.In 2005 she appeared in national newspapers alongside then Prime Minister Tony Blair during the Sedgefield count.
In 2006 she stood successfully for the board of a Hendon regeneration project, beating a B.N.P candidate. Originally from Essex , she lived in Wearside for 10 years, and worked as an intensive care nurse at Sunderland Royal Hospital. After a two-week visit to a friend in Sunderland I quickly decided that the friendliness and hospitality of the people up in the North East of England was my kind of society. The north-south divide does exist in my opinion – the north being a much more pleasant place to live.
—Mad Cow-Girl, Quoted by the Sunderland Echo, June 19, 2008

We like to have fun when we go to elections…That’s what we’re in it for. But on this occasion it seems that the sensible candidate is acting like a loony, so it’s up to the Loony Party to try and act sensibly. What a topsy-turvy world we live in.

Mad Cow-Girl, Sunderland Echo.

30th August 2009
It is with great regret that we have been informed that Johnny Morris (Badgeman) has passed away. I have very few details so if anyone can help with details please contact the webmaster.

Jon during the Cabinet reshuffle 2004

Jon, a controversial figure in the party has been a great friend to the party and many of its members and is fondly remembered and sadly missed. We send our condolences to all Jon’s family and friends

Wild Willie Beckett 1967-2007,‘Party Spin Doctor’ and Phsyco Surgeon.
He stood in General Elections of 1992 and 97 for Bradford North. Willie was a staunch campaigner and whilst he was able, he was always on hand to help out at other By-elections. He attended four conferences in Devon, was also at the Aldershot one in 2005. Willie was a class act, his Will stated, that his last vinyl record to be released after his death, was impregnated  with his ashes, which was carried out accordingly!

‘Flash Gordon Approaching’ 1967-2005, he was our Scottish connection, he stood in the General Election of 2001 for Ochil, South Perthshire, and also in the Scottish Parliamentary elections of  2003 for  Mid Scotland and Fife. Fine Scottish gentleman, he travelled all the way down to the conference 2004 with his son ‘Jumping Jack Flash’.flash2

Catmando 1995-2004. The Party Pet Cat, at the conference of 1999 when the “election” came up for the new leader, it was a two sided race between Howling ‘Laud’ Hope and Catmando. The voting was very close they both got 112 votes each. It was decided that they should both become Joint Leaders, the first political party to be ruled by man and beast, until somebody at the back of the room shouted “no your not, what about Margaret Thatcher and John Major”. Alas Catmando met a lorry one day, unfortunately the lorry won!mandu

Sir John Rowe of the Hotel Sydore in Torquay 1954-2000. John was promoted to Party Chairman, but was not around long enough to give it the credit that he would have done. He passed away 2nd Nov 2000. Sir John was very proudly our, ‘Shadow Minister for Gumption’. He stood many times in Torquay for Town, District and County elections.JohnRowe

Derek Howell. The lord of Tiverton 1927-1999. He was voted in as Chairman, a position that he would have taken up at the conference 1999 but unfortunately passed away before he could take up that position. ‘Tivers’ left us whilst in hospital trying to recover from an illness that he contracted in Cuba earlier in the year. He always stood in Hastings and Rye, and was a very colourful character. He stood in General Elections of  1987-92-97.

David Edward Sutch also more commonly known as ‘Screaming Lord Sutch’ 1940-1999. Our party leader from the inception of the party in 1982 until his sad demise in 1999. Although he is not with us any more, he is still very much so our ‘Spiritual Leader’. He stood for parliament 41 times in all, 37 of them for the OMRLP.loony2

Ruby Murray 1935-1996, 1950s Pop Star, Ruby lived in Torquay and would always join in with any Loony goings on in the area. She was the guest of honour at our Party Conference of 1994. Ruby’s real claim to fame was that in March of 1955, she had five songs in the Top Twenty in the same week. That record still stands today!