Sunday, 31 July 2011

Saddness at Death of County Council's Deputy Leader

The Deputy Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, Cllr. Barry Singleton, Conservative (Sleaford West and Leasingham Division) died on Saturday, 30th July, following a long period of illness. He had been a District Councillor for Sleaford’s Quarrington & Mareham Ward since 1999, for twelve years up to his retirement at the May elections this year.

Cllr. Singleton was also a member of Lincolnshire County Council for a decade, and subsequently was elected to be Conservative Deputy Group Leader.

Cllr. Singleton had represented the Sleaford West and Leasingham Division since his election to the council in June 2001 and his executive portfolio included Information Communication Technology and Corporate Development.

Cllr. Martin Hill OBE, Conservative (Folkingham Rural Division), Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, said:
"Barry had been bravely fighting illness for some time, but that did not prevent him continuing his sterling work as a councillor and deputy leader.

"The county council was a better place for the presence of Barry and his loss will be keenly felt. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Shirley, and his family at this sad time."
Tribute were paid to Cllr. Singleton by those who worked closely with him.