Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Michael Sinclair Prescod MBE, 1938-2010

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the death of Michael (Mike) Sinclair Prescod yesterday evening (Monday February 15th).

The funeral will take place on Friday, March 5th at 1.00pm in the United Reformed Church, High Street, Wellingborough.

For a biography of Mike's life please see:

You are invited to view my online photo album: Mike Prescod

Condolences to Mike's wife, Joyce and all the family.



  1. So very very sorry to here this news, Mike was truly gentle soul and a wonderful community advocate. My condolences to his family. Sleep well comrade

  2. As someone who lived for many years in my home town of Wellingborough and still have family there, I send my deepest condolences to the family of the late Mike Prescod whom I have the utmost respect and love for. RIP Mike - regards Carmen Henry.

  3. Among the many who admired Mike for his tenacity and commitment to justice and equality is Richard Jackson.

    Richard is a long-time member of the Management Committee of the Victoria Centre, former employee of the CRC and Chair of the former Castle Ward Branch which selected Mike for Councillor.

    Richard says: “It was meeting Mike in 1979 when I popped back to Wellingborough while at University which helped persuade me to return to my drab little town. Mike was full of enthusiasm, vision and purpose. I remember thinking – this place has got a few things going for it after all”

    Several years later while in charge of the CRC’s Youth Opportunities Project I got to train Mike’s kids – Raymond and Belinda. These were trainees with a difference – certainly not your disaffected youth with nothing to say nor offer – they were fiery and interesting. I’ve no idea where they got it from..!

    In the early 90’s Mike travelled to London for his job as a highly treasured senior Officer for Islington Council. Often we’d share the journey where I would work trying to get Mike to stand for the Council. For ages he rebuffed this idea, ‘No more Jackson – not on my agenda! This arm-twisting went on for quite some time until he finally relented…and Joyce got to stand for Castle in the Borough Council elections!

    Joyce missed being elected by a whisker, though her testing it out inspired Mike to put up himself. Mike was duly swept in and the slate of Mike Prescod, Shashi Dholakhia and Paul Crofts was born and remained until recently as the most radical political trio in this town.

    I will miss Mike’s strident sense of belief and confidence – rare qualities in a sceptical world.

    Richard Jackson