Funeral for Wythenshawe MP on Thursday

The funeral of Wythenshawe MP Paul Goggins, who died last week aged 60, will take place later this week.

The funeral will take place on Thursday 16th January at 12 noon at Salford Cathedral. It is a public service and Paul’s family have asked for donations to be made to CAFOD, the Cardinal Hume Centre or Leukaemia Lymphoma Research instead of flowers.

Mr Goggins suffered a brain haemorrhage and collapsed while out running with his son he underwent emrgency surgery and died in Salford Royal Infirmary with his family at his bedside.

Labour leader Ed Miliband described Mr Goggins as “dignified, wise, humane and loyal”.

He said: “People from all sides of the House of Commons had the greatest affection, admiration, and genuine respect for Paul. We are deeply saddened by his passing.”

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