Welwyn Hatfield Council leader Mandy Perkins has died

PUBLISHED: 21:10 30 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:09 01 October 2018

Welwyn Hatfield Council leader Mandy Perkins has sadly died this weekend. Picture: Welwyn Hatfield Council

Welwyn Hatfield Council leader Mandy Perkins has sadly died this weekend. Picture: Welwyn Hatfield Council

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Long-serving Conservative councillor and leader of Welwyn Hatfield Council, Mandy Perkins, has sadly died this weekend.

The dedicated Conservative councillor, who joined the party in the early 1980s, had been leader of the council since May after taking over from John Dean.

She was responsible for planning policy, member development, standards, local strategic partnership and emergency planning.

This year, Cllr Perkins was also appointed vice chair of the East of England Local Government Association (EELGA), a cross-party organisation working on behalf of the 54 local authorities in the East of England.

Cllr Perkins had lived in Welwyn for over 30 years and had represented Welwyn West since 1995.

Welwyn Hatfield Council chief executive Rob Bridge told the Welwyn Hatfield Times today: “Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time.”

Members of the council have been informed of her death and tributes are expected to follow in due course.

Councillor Perkins died at Lister Hospital in Stevenage yesterday evening after having been admitted to hospital on Tuesday, September 25.

•If you would like to pay tribute to Cllr Perkins, please email nina.morgan@whtimes.co.uk

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