Tribute to Mayor Brian Holmes

Wakefield today honoured the life and service of Mayor Brian Holmes, the Labour Councillor for Horbury and who sadly died on 7th October.

I worked closely with Brian and his wife Janet as Horbury’s MP before Mary Creagh took over in 2010. Brian cared deeply about his community and public service.

And whenever we were together and Brian walked into a room – in a primary schol to call the bingo in a residential home for older people – everyone’s face, lit up. Because they knew something fun was going to happen.

If there was ever one man in our district who was made to be Mayor of the City of Wakefield, it was Brian Holmes. Which makes it so very sad that Brian has passed away during his term as Mayor. He leaves Janet to continue hisĀ  work and will always be in our hearts.

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Posted October 22nd, 2013 by Ed