The late Councillor John Byrne deceased

I was saddened today to learn of the death of Councillor John Byrne who I understand died yesterday from a suspected heart attack. John was presently serving as Deputy Mayor of Bury and last year when he served as Mayor of the Bury our paths very frequently crossed as the Member of Parliament and the Borough’s Mayor are frequently together at various civic engagements. I always found John very easy to chat to and we shared a common interest in cricket and football and whilst we may have disagreed about the political means of improving the lot of people there is no doubt he was committed to doing all he could to try and help the residents he served with such distinction. My thoughts and prayers are with his widow Brenda and his family.