Cllr Tom Miller, has announced the
death of his Willesden Green ward colleague Lesley Jones. Cllr Jones is a
former Mayor of Brent.
On Twitter Cllr Miller said:
So very sad to hear of the passing of my comrade,
ward colleague and partner in crime, Lesley Jones MBE. A beatnik in her youth,
she was a warm person who took duty seriously - as a ward Cllr, a cabinet
member, and as Mayor. Someone to look up to. Thinking of her family.
Lesley Jones was a candidate in
Thursday's election. The Willesden Green ward election will now take place
within 35 working days of the scheduled May 3rd election. There will be no need
for nominations to be resubmitted. The decision was made by Brent Electoral
officers in line with Electoral Commission guidelines:
If proof of the death
of a validly nominated candidate at a contested election is received before the
opening of the poll, the notice of poll is countermanded and the poll does not
take place. The PARO must hold a new election.
Brent Labour Party has suspended all
campaigning for the rest of the day as a mark of respect to Lesley Jones.