Councillor Gary Waller dies

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22 July 2017

Councillor Gary Waller dies


Councillor Gary Waller, a former MP, current cabinet member and district councillor for the Lower Sheering ward, a CAEC Honourary Member, has died aged 72.

Gary Waller had been the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Brighouse and Spenborough constituency in Yorkshire from 1979 until 1983, until the seat was abolished after boundary changes. He was then elected MP to the nearby Keighley constituency in 1983 until he lost he seat in the 1997 General Election.

He was elected a district councillor on 5 May 2011 to represent the Lower Sheering Ward on Epping Forest District Council. He was the cabinet member for the Safer, Greener and Transport portfolio and a member of many committees and panels, including the Essex Police and Crime Panel.

Gary Waller was elected an Honourary Member of the Czech Association of Electronic Communications (CAEC).

We offer our sincere condolences to Councillor Waller’s family, friends and colleagues. The association flag in Prague has been lowered as a mark of respect.

Zdenek Vanicek

Chairman of the Association


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