Burnley Labour Party pay tribute to former mayor
2:29pm Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
BURNLEY Labour Party has paid tribute to a former mayor of the borough who died last week.
Patricia Bennett died of natural causes at her home in Rydal Street, aged 79. She was mayor in 1990/91, and was appointed as the borough’s first honourary alderwoman in 2011.
Peter Pike, the party’s chairman, said Mrs Bennett was a friend for more than 40 years. He said: “She chaired the personal and management service committee for many years and was well-regarded in this field in the whole of Lancashire and the North West.
“I was also a member of the same union, the GMB, and she was a well-respected convenor at Belling and Co for many years while I was a shop steward at Mullards. She was an excellent mayor and well-respected councillor. She was a great supporter of Burnley Youth Theatre.
“Pat was well respected and loved by many people and she will be missed by many. I know she was delighted to have been made a honourary alderwoman - an honour and token of respect very much deserved.”
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