An event to remember Michael Foot, former Member of Parliament for Devonport and Freeman of the City will take place in Plymouth on Monday, November 22 at 11am in the Main Hall of Plymouth Guildhall on Royal Parade.
There will be readings from local political and cultural figures, archive footage of interviews and selections of Michael’s favourite music during the ceremony which hopes to encompass the diversity of his life, interests and career.
The event will be non-secular and is to celebrate Michael’s life, political achievements and strong connections with Plymouth.
Plymouth City Council leader, Conservative, Vivien Pengelly said: “Michael Foot was a great politician and he amazed me with the way he showed such energy for what he believed in, even in the later years of his life, especially when it came to watching Argyle.
“I can remember him right back from when I was a young girl and I was helping my mother in an election campaign he ran in. I’m certain I’m not the only one he made an impression on and I’m sure people will come from across the city to celebrate his memory.”
Members of the public are welcome to attend the event and tickets are available free of charge. Requests for tickets will need to be received by midday on Monday, November 1 and a maximum of two tickets per person will be issued after the closing date. The Lord Mayor’s Office will contact people, in order of receipt of request, by Monday, November 8.
Applications should be made to the Lord Mayor’s office on 01752 304489, by email [email protected] or by post to The Lord Mayor’s Parlour, The Council House, Plymouth, PL1 2AA.