The PSA is saddened to hear of the passing of Professor David Coates, a long-time member of the PSA and leading expert in Anglo-American politics. Professor Coates held positions at the University of York, the University of Leeds and University of Manchester before taking his most recent position as Worrell Professor of Anglo-American Studies at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Professor Coates was also a prolific blogger and contributed many pieces of commentary to the PSA Blog. The PSA passes its condolences to friends, family, colleagues and students of Professor Coates. His presence will be greatly missed both in the PSA community and in the wider community of political studies.