Tribute to Cllr Maggie Clay CBE (1947-2009)

April 6, 2009 1:16 PM

I was stunned to hear the news of the death of Cllr Maggie Clay. Maggie was a close personal friend and colleague, whom I could always rely on for sound and honest advice. Her death is a tremendous loss I will miss her greatly. Maggie was great fun to work with and a smile was never far away from her features. She was an incredibly energetic, driven and positive person who believed passionately both in her liberal values and the importance of working for the local community - as a politician she was certainly an inspiration for me.

Maggie was also a distinguished public servant - a hard working and committed local councillor who always put the needs of those she represented before her own. She campaigned tirelessly for the local community - constantly championing causes which would help the people of Stepping Hill and Stockport. She was a key member of our local campaign team and I know she will be missed by many, not least the people of Stepping Hill who she always felt honoured to represent.

At this difficult time my thoughts and condolences go out to her family and friends as they struggle with their loss. For myself, I've not only lost a brilliant politician and stalwart of my team, but more importantly, a great friend.

Mark Hunter MP, Cheadle

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