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Michael Foot is remembered as a towering figure in British politics. Born in Plymouth in 1913, he was elected as the Member of Parliament for Plymouth Devonport in 1945 and later as the MP for Ebbw Vale in 1960 until 1992. After a distinguished Parliamentary career, he became Leader of the Labour Party in 1980. Michael is remembered in Plymouth not only as one of its city's most popular MPs, a trade unionist and a successful journalist but also as a loyal and high-profile supporter of Plymouth Argyle. Right up until his death in 2010 Michael remained an ardent supporter of the City of Plymouth, its football team and its people.

Plymouth City Council has launched a subscription fund to raise money for a memorial to Michael Foot. The memorial is to be placed in Freedom Fields Park in Plymouth, opposite the house in which Michael Foot was born a century ago. Freedom Fields Park was the site of a famous victory over the French in 1403 and is the location where Plymouth's support for the Parliamentarians in the English Civil War is remembered. It was also the scene of many public speeches given by Michael and other members of the Foot family in Plymouth.


Latest news

Michael Foot's number 90 Plymouth Argyle Shirt

Michael Foot's family have generously donated the original Plymouth Argyle shirt given to Michael to celebrate his 90th birthday in 2003. The shirt has been signed by Paul Sturrock and the Argyle first team of the day and comes safely preserved in a glass fronted frame. The shirt passed to Michael's family member, Matt Foot, after his death and matt has donated the shirt to the Michael Foot Memorial Appeal to help us achieve our total in the final month of fundraising.

We are expecting a lot of interest in the shirt. It is being offered for sale by silent auction with a reserve of £500 . To secure the shirt email your bid, with your name and address to the Appeal's chairman Peter Jones at pmjones1@btinternet.com- the highest bidder on Friday 15 November will win the shirt and be contacted by the appeal to arrange collection. Thank you.


November's two new fundraising events

The first of our Fundraising events is being held by the Green Taverners on Friday 1 November at 7pm at their Marquee up at Plymouth Argyle. Tickets cost £20 and can be bought from Lee Jameson. Contact Lee on 07974 101613 or email lee.c.jameson@hotmail.co.uk. Nia Griffiths MP, the Shadow Wales Office Minister will also be speaking about Michael and his contribution on the night. Michael's support for the greatest football team in the country, Plymouth Argyle, will be the theme of the evening as will his support for Plymouth.

Standup4Labour are hosting a comedy evening for our second fundraising event in Chiswick at the George IV pub on Remembrance Sunday. Hosted by Arthur Smith, the night includes the godfather of Alternative Comedy Arnold Brown, star of Mock the Week and the Michael McIntyre Comedy Roadshow Ava Vidal and singer/guitarist Christian Reilly. Speaking on the night will be Neil Kinnock, who succeeded Michael Foot as the leader of the Labour Party in 1983. Also attending will be a member of Michael Foot's family. Tickets cost £12 but £2 will be returned to anyone who attends wearing a Donkey Jacket. Online tickets and more information are available on the Standup4Labour website or you can call 07961 638683 for a deal on multiple tickets.


Update from the Chairman of the Appeal Committee, Peter Jones

Many, many thanks for all of the support that the appeal has received to date, in terms of financial contributions, encouragement, and sheer hard work.
[9 August 2013]


Our centenary celebrations - 100 years since Michael's Birth

An event was held at Plymouth Council Chambers on Tuesday 23 July in celebration of 100 years since Michael's birth.
[24 July 2013]


Manchester Remembers Michael Foot on the centenary of his birth

The People's History Museum in Manchester held a public event to remember Michael Foot.
[19 July 2013]


Your memories

Do you have memories of Michael Foot? Did you know him? Did you work with him? Are you related? If so, please email us your memories to michaelfootmemorial@plymouth.gov.uk and we'll include some of them on this page.


Support the appeal

Donations can be made

  • Online - use our secure website.
  • By phone - for debit card donations over the phone please call 01752 262243
  • By cheque - please make payable to 'Plymouth City Council (Michael Foot Memorial)' and send to Michael Foot Memorial Appeal, c/o Plymouth City Council, Civic Centre, Plymouth PL1 2AA.
  • By cash - donations can be made using the self service payments Kiosk in the Civic Centre.

Companies and other organisations are asked to contact Ben Higgins on 01752 305408 to discuss donations. In addition to the donations, we'd like to create a memory bank so why not send us a free message and we'll include your thoughts and comments for future generations.

Thank you


Contact Us!

For more information please email michaelfootmemorial@plymouth.gov.uk