We are very sorry to hear of the untimely death of Sir Paul Jenkins.  Paul had joined PLP as a patron recently, bringing with him an unparalleled experience of civil service and a valued new perspective.  He was widely known for his wit, judgment and good humour. These and other attributes were evidenced in his contribution to our 2017 London conference, in a debut appearance that should have been the first of many. He will be missed by all that knew him.  Our thoughts in particular go out to his partner Rene, his friends and family.