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Halifax Minster hosts celebration service for former MP Alice Mahon

First published on: 7th March 2023

People from across Halifax gathered this week to celebrate the life of Alice Mahon, former MP for Halifax, who died recently.

The service was held at Halifax Minster, and attended by some 250 people, including senior political figures.

Speakers included Jeremy Corbyn MP; Carol Turner, Vice-Chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament; and Holly Lynch MP, current MP for Halifax. 

The service included opportunities to light candles in Alice’s memory, as well as space for prayer and reflections.

The Revd Canon Hilary Barber, Vicar at the Minster, said: “Alice Mahon was a significant figure for some 18 years as Member of Parliament for Halifax.

“Halifax Minster was the obvious place the host a celebration of Alice’s life and work.

“It’s always a privilege for us to celebrate the lives of the people of Halifax, and none more so than public servant who cared deeply about the town and the constituency.”

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