There is more news on the Wyre Forest Liberals site and Tom Watson, the Labour MP, pays him a notably magnanimous tribute:
The title “great man” is overused in this age of easy tributes and casual sentiment but for Mike, it’s application is properly applied.
A Liberal - not Liberal Democrat, a Polish Consul, the greatest community campaigner I have ever met and probably ever will, he stood up for what he believed in. At various points in time, he drove nearly every member of Wyre Forest Labour Party into incandescent rages such was his genius, but my God did they admire him. They’ll all miss him too. I’ll miss him.