This Writer is one of many who will be mourning the loss of a genuine asset to UK politics today.
Like many, I never met Maureen Fitzsimmons in real life; I only communicated with her on the social media, where her comments were a breath of fresh air amid the murk and miasma of Tory neoliberals and New New Labour backstabbers.
Her tweets enliven many Vox Political articles and much of my Twitter feed.
Tributes have been pouring into Twitter – and if you’re not following any of the accounts below, you should; they all support the kind of sensible politics that Maureen advocated.
Here’s a selection:
So sorry to hear about the passing of Maureen Fitzimmons.
A true Socialist beacon ❤️❤️🕊
— Julie Harrington 💚💜💜💙Refugees Welcome ❤️ (@celtjules66) December 30, 2021
RIP Maureen Fitzsimmons. My condolences to her family.
— POP (@samcro1882) December 30, 2021
So very sad to wake up to the news of Maureen Fitzsimmons' passing away. RIP Maureen.
— Simon Hartley #Socialist Always #UBI Now (@FredMadagascar) December 30, 2021
Rest in peace Maureen Fitzsimmons.
Maureen was a true socialist warrior, and she will be missed by her Twitter friends.
Deepest condolences to Maureen’s family at this very sad time. @mojos55
— Rachael Swindon Merrilly On High 🎄 (@Rachael_Swindon) December 30, 2021
So upset about the passing of Maureen Anne Fitzsimmons. 😢🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻 @mojos55
To add insult to injury, @Twitter have suspended her account.
I will miss deeply the very many informative and educative conversations we had. Au Revoir, Socialist Maureen. 🤗✊🏻✊🏻✊🏻❤️
— MerryMichaelW ☭ #Communism ☭ #TUSC🎗 #BDS #BLM 🥂 (@MerryMichaelW) December 30, 2021
#RIPMaureen Devastating news of the loss of our own Maureen Anne Fitzsimmons. I worked alongside her in Liverpool fighting cuts and offering help and support for the vulnerable in our communities. I was proud to stand with her and will always remember her as someone who cared
— Joyce Boyd (@joylfc52) December 30, 2021
Woke up to the most terrible news. Maureen Fitzsimmons passed away 😢 I sadly was not aware that Maureen was unwell. Maureen was a true socialist and always on the right side of history. RIP Maureen Fitzsimmons I will miss you ❤️❤️❤️
— Cosette (@Cosette31398758) December 30, 2021
Such a shock to hear that Maureen Fitzsimmons has passed away. A fellow Northerner, a committed socialist and a huge hearted human being. Rest in power Maureen, blessed be xxxx
— June formerly Bailey (@roaringgirl22) December 30, 2021
RIP Maureen Fitzsimmons @mojos55. A vocal critic of the establishment, we all knew her if we didn't always agree, but never let it be said she didn't want a better country to live in.
— Damien Willey #YourNHSneedsyou (@KernowDamo) December 30, 2021
Maureen Anne Fitzsimmons: A warrior for us all – https://t.co/4Vycurrtwd –
Maureen Anne Fitzsimmons, who has tragically died, was a person who sought to make the world a better place for us all even those who didn't think they wanted it. A tireless campaigner for a more egali… pic.twitter.com/aM2N1otYr6
— Dorset Eye (Independent Citizen Community Media) (@dorset_eye) December 30, 2021