Jeremy Corbyn MP posted this tribute on Facebook:
Very sad to hear that Alice Mahon, former MP for Halifax, has passed away.
Elected to Parliament in 1987, she was incredibly active on behalf of her constituents, fighting for workers’ rights on the picket line, anti-racism on the streets and international solidarity around the world.
Alice was a great socialist, never a crowd pleaser or career politician, with an acerbic but human wit, and never afraid to take her case into hostile territory.
Everyone who met Alice learned much from her about life, principles and determination. I found her a brilliant and loyal friend, on the good days and the bad.
I have this happy memory of her in the 2017 election campaign at a huge election rally in Hebden Bridge, on the front row beaming with hope and happiness (pictured).
An utterly brilliant, dogged and proud working-class campaigner, Alice was one of my best comrades and friends in Parliament. I will miss her terribly. My thoughts go to her family and the people of Halifax she served so well.