This is awful news and my immediate thoughts are with Ian’s family for their sad loss.
Ian lived and breathed Norwich – the city he represented for more than a decade as one of its two MPs.
A much loved figure on the city’s political scene long after he stood down as an MP – he was admired for his humour, cutting wit but also his steadfast political conviction as a socialist.
He will be sorely missed but he leaves behind a legacy of someone always prepared to speak up for our city and those without a voice. I will miss him.