Tributes have been paid following the sad death of former North East Lincolnshire Councillor and Mayor of North East Lincolnshire, Terry Walker.
Terry was twice Mayor of North East Lincolnshire Council in 1997-98 and 2019-21.
He was elected to Great Grimsby Borough Council in 1988 as a Labour councillor for the Carnforth ward and on the formation on North East Lincolnshire Council he was elected as a Labour member for the Scartho ward until 1999.
He returned to the Council as a Labour member representing the East Marsh ward in 2011. He continued as an East Marsh ward councillor until 2021, latterly as a Liberal Democrat member.
Terry also served as a member of the Council’s Cabinet in 2015-16, serving as the Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Citizens and Public Protection. Prior to that he chaired the Tourism, Leisure and Culture Scrutiny Panel from 2012 to 2015. He was also Chair of the Standards Committee from 2016 to 2018.
Cllr Philip Jackson, Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council said: “Terry was a real tour de force, representing the borough at the highest levels for many years. He was a great advocate and champion for the people of North East Lincolnshire and news of his passing is terribly sad.
“I knew Terry well, as a friend and a colleague and my sincere condolences go to his family and friends on behalf of everyone at the Council.”
The Union Flag is currently being flown at half mast as a mark of respect for the former mayor.