In memory of our friend, Serge Medeiros
BY TIM DAWSON
Our friend Serge Medeiros – known to many on twitter as ‘Sam’ (@S__A__M) – was the type of person you want on your side.
A kind, witty, and generous man (if one person was responsible for my egregious hangover at the last conference, it was *him*), he was a Tory to his fingertips – and waspishly dismissive of Socialism. Well, he would be, because his family had experienced it:
Pro-Freedom, pro-Brexit, pro-free markets.
Serge was not frightened of a scrap – particularly online, where his twitter account accrued something of a cult-status. “I love it,” he once said to me. “They need to be told.”
And tell ‘em, Serge certainly did. At times, I felt sorry for the Establishment Remainers in Serge’s South Cambridge constituency party. He was delighted when he learnt Heidi Allen was stepping down. He viewed it as restitution. And – to be honest – I quite agree with him.
For Serge was not a man who misled you; not a man who promised you one thing, and did another; not a man who didn’t deliver. If Serge said he’d do something (even if it was a task completely beneath him, like help set-up the stage for our event at #CPC19), he did it – and that, I feel, is pretty much the best recommendation you can make of a man.
Had Serge been an MP – and, gosh, it’s a pity he wasn’t – he’d have been, I think it’s fair to say, the Spartan’s Spartan.
Chairman of the ERG Steve Baker told us,
“Serge was a passionate believer in freedom, democracy and our country. Conservative politicians often talk of a “Conservative family” – well, Serge was very much one of us. He was a true Brexit hero – a patriot, a great and valued support, and he shall be hugely missed.”
Perhaps saddest of all, Serge leaves behind two young daughters. But if they have inherited half their father’s character, then they shall seize life and flourish. We wish them – and all Serge’s family – nothing but the best.
Serge, who was modest about his degrees, was bright and brilliant – and dedicated to both the Conservative Party and Brexit for all the right reasons.
We shall miss our friend. And we shall carry on his work.