Former Cadley councillor Bill Borrow dies

Posted on - 27th March, 2014 - 8:46am | Author - | Posted in - Cadley, Fulwood, Politics, Preston News
The late William 'Bill' Burrows

The late William ‘Bill’ Borrow

A former councillor who represented the Cadley ward for ten years has died.


William Borrow, known better as Bill, represented the Liberal Democrats in the Cadley area of Fulwood.

In July 2002 he was made an Alderman of the city in honour of his commitment to and civic work in the city.

He also served as the President of the Preston Opera.

Current Cadley ward councillor John Potter said: “Bill Borrow was a true gentleman and a great servant to the people of Preston. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him.”

The Associatin of Liberal Democrats website also paid tribute to Bill.

A statement on the site said: “Bill’s loss will be keenly felt throughout the city of Preston and our friends in the Preston Liberal Democrats. ALDC would like to send Bill’s family and friends our condolences at his passing and, on behalf of local Liberal Democrat councillors and campaigners across the country, our heartfelt thanks for his many years of exemplary public service and personal friendship.

“Bill Borrow’s legacy will be one of real dedication to his local community and an honourable approach to politics and public life. He will be missed.”

The website also included a piece about the general election of 1945 when Bill was involved in politics in Carlisle.

Do you remember Bill? What are your memories? Let us know in the comments below

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