Tributes paid to ‘likeable and devoted’ councillor who has died

Michael Brown
By Anna Whittaker, Local Democracy Reporter

Tributes have been paid to a ‘likeable and devoted’ councillor who has died.

Michael Brown represented the ward of Edwinstowe and Clipstone on Newark and Sherwood District Council since 2019.

Mr Brown, who had worked for the NHS, was described as a well-respected councillor who was active in supporting residents.
He had also been an Edwinstowe Parish Councillor since 2015, representing the Conservatives. His death was announced by the district council on Monday (June 13).

Newark and Sherwood District Council Leader, Councillor David Lloyd (Con) said that Mr Brown was “a devoted member who worked tirelessly in serving the people he represented”.

Councillor Keith Girling (Con), deputy leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council told the Local Democracy Reporting Service: “Michael was a very likeable young man who was passionate about his community and always wanted to do the best for them.

“His enthusiasm and drive will be sorely missed and am sure he will live a big hole in everyone’s life he’s touched.”

Celia Brooks (Lab), Chair of Edwinstowe Parish Council, described Mr Brown as a “diligent and well-respected councillor”.

She said: “He contributed much to Parish Council meetings and was active in following up concerns brought to him by residents of our village.

“We offer our deepest sympathies to his family.”

Councillor Jonho Lee (Con) said he was “absolutely devastated” to hear of Cllr Brown’s passing.

He said: “Michael worked hard for the residents of the area that he deeply loved.

“Michael for many years worked in the NHS and worked tirelessly alongside his colleagues during the pandemic.

“A keen advocate of trade union movement, Michael took great pleasure in helping people as best he could.”

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