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Albert Richardson a former Mayor of Preston has died

Posted on - 7th September, 2018 - 1:57pm | Author - | Posted in - Deepdale, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News, St Matthews
Former councillor Albert Richardson
Former councillor Albert Richardson

A twice former Mayor of Preston has died.

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Honorary Alderman Albert Richardson passed away on Monday (3 September) aged 82.

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He was first elected in 1978 to represent the Deepdale ward, and was then elected in 1990 to represent St Matthews.

A rare honour was for Albert to be made Mayor of Preston twice, first in 1990 and again in 2010.

Albert retired from being a councillor in May 2014 and in September the same year was made an Honorary Alderman of the city.

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Former councillor Albert Richardson Pic: Norbet1
Former councillor Albert Richardson Pic: Norbet1

Leader of Preston City Council councillor Matthew Brown said: “It’s very sad to hear the news of Albert’s passing. He was a lovely man and a dedicated Councillor during his time in Preston.

“Over the years he’d been on many committees, boards and panels – both at the council and with external organisations. I’m sure he made very worthwhile contributions to them all.

“Since retirement, Albert had moved away from Preston to be nearer to his family and had health issues to deal with. I would like to pass on my condolences to Albert’s family, along with those of all Councillors and officers who remember him fondly.”

Read more: Preston city centre councillor announces he will be standing down

Did you know Albert? You can leave a tribute to him in the comments below

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