Monday, 8 October 2012
Stanley King, RIP
Stanley cared. Not that shout a lot sort of caring we see so much of these days but a quiet, understated and appreciative way of looking out for his neighbours, his fellow citizens of Bradford. Stanley's caring - for the people of Heaton and of the City - wasn't a reflection of ideology or of political passion but of a profound love of the place he lived and the City in which that place is found.
Looking at Stanley's political life, you see the true meaning of Conservatism. Stanley loved Heaton, was passionate about Bradford (and especially its now lost trolley buses and trams) and believed that if everyone looked out for the places they loved and cared for the country would be better for such attention.
Today the bells of City Hall tolled in remembrance of a fine man. Not a toff, certainly not wealthy but truly a Tory gentleman. He will be missed.