We're very sad to report the sudden death of Dr Ed Gouge. Our deepest sympathy goes to all of Ed's family and everyone who knew him.
Ed was passionate about politics and had been with us since the beginning of our venture. He remained enthusiastic about our concept, getting behind BRIT POLITICS when we had just a handful of visitors.
Throughout his life Ed was involved in politics or taught others, including my step-son, who spoke so fondly of Ed that he was the natural person to approach when we were putting BRIT POLITICS together.
After leaving Leeds University, Ed did not step back from his interests and continued to be involved and share his knowledge of British politics. He did this in many ways including as a very active member and agent for the Labour Party on the Isle of Wight, where he moved with his family a few years ago.
Without Dr Ed Gouge, BRIT POLITICS would not be what it is today and we thank him wholeheartedly for his contribution. It is no exaggeration that Ed's work has been viewed and helped millions of people not just in the UK but all over the world. We take a little comfort that in the years to come they will continue to be seen by millions more looking to learn and perhaps get passionate, like Ed was, about British politics.