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Monday, 2 September 2013

In Memoriam - Leo Brookes

It is with great sadness that I write to publicise the death of Leo Brookes (1949 - 2013).  

Leo was well known and was very well liked throughout our Party and was a leading English Nationalist. He will be sadly missed and our thoughts go to his brother who found him dead at his flat over the weekend.

Leo served his country proudly as a soldier and he had a great sense of humour. Recently Leo sadly had suffered ill health and had bad ephysema but he was always willing to help out whenever and wherever he could. He stood for the Party in several elections achieving creditable results and had previously been an organiser in the now defunct Democratic Party.

Leo who was 64 had been active in the English Democrats since 2004, he stood in the Greater London Authority and General Elections, and had been London Secretary and Deputy Chairman of our London Party. Leo loved England, good company and was an avid fan of the sport of Rugby.

I will publicise details of his funeral when I know them, as I am sure many of us will wish to attend to pay our respects.

Robin Tilbrook
The English Democrats


  1. Leo was a friend and English Nationalist Colleague and will be sadly missed.


  2. Very, very sad news. Barry and I went for a meal with him at his local pub, the 'Eva Hart' in Chadwell Heath. The occasion was English Unity Day, 12th July this year. He was in good spirits then, no suggestion of anything being wrong. I also remember him being present on that freezing cold April day in Whitehall, protesting against the annual increase of prescription charges in England. To be found dead, having died alone, is not a nice way to go (if there is a nice way) but one can only hope that he didn't suffer from trying to get help but not succeeding.

  3. Rest in peace Leo. England is proud of you !

  4. Dear friends of Leo,

    Thank you for all of your kind words. My Uncle Leo's funeral will take place on Thursday 19th September at 11am at St Bedes RC Church in Chadwell Heath. Leo's coffin will be at the chapel of rest at West & Coe - 620 Rainham Road South, Dagenham from the 16th September. Anyone who wishes to attend the funeral is welcome to do so. Instead of flowers please donate to Help for Heroes - my Uncle's favourite charity. Will update with details of any wake in due course. Thanks again for all of your kind words x


  5. For all Leo's friends in the Cause please note:-

    Dear Robin

    At long last the Coroner has said he will issue interim death certificates for Leo and so we can arrange the funeral. I have listed below the relevant date and times and wondered if you could let anyone else know you think would like to attend.

    Date 19th September
    Time 11.00 am
    Venue St Bede RC Church, Bishops Avenue, Chadwell Heath, RM6 5RS.

    Burial Eastbrook End Cemetery , Dagenham RM10 7DR
    Time 12.00 pm

    Leo’s coffin will be in the Chapel of Rest at West & Coe, 620 Rainham Road South, Dagenham, RM10 8YP from 16th September to 18th September for anyone wishing to pay their final respects prior to the funeral.

    Rather than people sending flowers we thought Leo would prefer donations to be made to Help The Heroes...his favourite charity

    We are thinking of holding a wake after the burial but we have no idea how many people will be attending so any thoughts you may have to numbers will be greatly appreciated.

    In case you need to contact me, my phone number is


    Address is L’ecole, The Street, Assington, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 5LH.

    Many thanks Robin.

    All the very best,

    Terry Brookes