Show Hide image UK 2 July 2015 Nicholas Winton's other life: a Labour council candidate Nicholas Winton, who saved over 600 children destined for concentration camps, died yesterday. In his other life, he was also a Labour activist and council candidate. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML Nicholas Winton, who as a stockbroker in the late 1930s left the UK and arranged trains to transport Jewish children to the safety of Britain, has died. (You can read a little bit more about him in Jonn's piece here, and in the Telegraph's obituary here.) But in addition to all of that he was also a Labour activist and perennial candidate in Maidenhead, where he lived. (Then as now, Maidenhead was not particularly fertile Labour territory) His election address gives you a flavour of his modesty, which you can see below: Thanks to Joe Oliver for tweeting this picture, from a lecture given by Winton's daughter a year ago. › Will Self takes afternoon tea at the Savoy Stephen Bush is special correspondent at the New Statesman. His daily briefing, Morning Call, provides a quick and essential guide to British politics. Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Let's talk about Daniel Hannan, Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler To the Commonwealth, "Global Britain" sounds like nostalgia for something else Is defeat in Stoke the beginning of the end for Paul Nuttall?