Claire Rayner was known as the nation’s favourite agony aunt, but she spent decades tackling the big questions of democratic and human rights. With her passing the Society has lost a valued Vice President, a tireless campaigner and a good friend.
Even as her health declined Claire would sit in her study poring over the papers, ever searching for opportunities to make the case for fair votes. Her death comes just months before the system she spent so long railing against finally faces the judgement of the British public.
The cause of political reform has lost one of its most passionate advocates. Our thoughts are with her family.