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Lancashire County Council pays tribute to Chair Keith Iddon

Posted on - 1st July, 2023 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - People, Politics, Preston News, South Ribble News
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Keith Iddon was “very proud and honoured” to become chair

Lancashire County Council Chair, County Councillor Keith Iddon, has sadly died.

Keith passed away at home on Thursday (29 June).

Keith was appointed as chair, a non-political position, in May, following a successful year as vice chair. 

At the time, Keith said he was “very proud and honoured” to become chair of Lancashire County Council in its 50th anniversary year.

Keith began life as a public servant in 2006, when he was voted in at Chorley Borough Council, where he remained until his death.

He was first voted in as a county councillor in 2009, and was the county council’s lead member for children, young people and schools and cabinet member for highways and transport. He was also¬†deputy leader of the county council in 2019 until 2021.

During his four-year tenure in highways, Keith oversaw a major road schemes such as the Penwortham bypass and the Broughton bypass.

Growing up in the rural village of Croston, near Chorley, Keith developed a passion for motorcycles and trucks as a teen. Following in the footsteps of his father, Keith embarked on a long career in the haulage industry before setting up the family business, formerly K&P Transport Limited, which is now run by twin sons, William and John Iddon, both 39.

Despite turning to politics, he still owned a current HGV licence and undertook short stints as a truck driver on the weekends.

A spokesperson for Lancashire County Council said: “Keith will be greatly missed by so many of us. Our thoughts and condolences are with Keith’s family and friends at this difficult and sad time.”

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