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In Memory of Bob Hoyle

Bob Hoyle, alumnus, lecturer and Oxford City Councillor, died on 13 March 2011.

Bob Hoyle

Bob was born in Leeds in 1956 and grew up in Crosby Liverpool, where he was a pupil at Merchant Taylors' School.

He studied for his bachelor’s degree at the University of Cambridge. This was followed by a master’s at the University of Bristol and a doctorate at the University of Oxford. Bob also took the graduate diploma in law at Oxford Brookes University.

In the early 1990s Bob was a lecturer and research fellow at Oxford Polytechnic and later a welfare rights adviser at Oxford Brookes Students' Union. He later became a tutor in mathematics at Cherwell College.

Bob was an active member of Oxford East Constituency Labour Party, where he met his future wife, Sarah Margetts, and an active member of the Co-operative Party. He served on Oxford City Council as a member for Temple Cowley Ward and was chair of governors at Oxford School and St Francis School.

Bob stood as Labour parliamentary candidate for Hampshire East and later as Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Luton North and Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Bristol North West.

He was a lifelong supporter of Everton.