Dan Jarvis – currently Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Barnsley Central and shadow youth Justice and victims minister – made a visit to Saddleworth to support fellow candidate, Debbie Abrahams, as she campaigned around Alexandra ward, and he also took the opportunity to meet PC Nicola Hughes’ father, Bryn in Delph yesterday.
Debbie said: “It’s great that Dan has taken the time out of his own campaigning to come and support our team here in Oldham East and Saddleworth.
“When I heard he was coming I thought he would want to meet up with Bryn because of his role as justice and victims shadow minister and see what great work he is doing with his memorial fund in Nicola’s name.”
After the meeting Dan said: “It’s always humbling and thought provoking to meet people who have suffered the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one as a result of a violent act who then channel their energy into making sure something positive comes out of the situation and Bryn is a perfect example of this.
“Along with Nicola’s other family members and friends Bryn is working to help other victims of crime rebuild their lives and look to the future. Bryn’s does this from a position of knowing what the pain of that loss feels like. By creating Nicola’s memorial fund other victims are helped to continue their education, supported financially if their circumstances have changed, and helped to find work. “Bryn’s work is inspirational and invaluable and I pay tribute to the outstanding work he is doing.”
Bryn told Saddleworth News: “It’s an honour to be able to help other victims such as us.”