Sunday, September 10, 2006

The late Jim Walker

I heard the other day about the sad passing of Jim Walker. Jim served on Croydon Council over a period of nearly fifty years since and until the recent May election was the oldest elected councillor in England at 92. His service on Croydon Council included being Mayor in 1991-92, and he went on to be a committee chair when Labour took control of Croydon for the first time in 1994.

Jim was quite a character with some interesting viewpoints and I remember a trip to the European Parliament in Brussels back in 1999 when Jim regaled us with us with many of his life stories including his time spent as a JP. My sympathy goes out to his family, as I knew his son Peter who is Chair of Wimbledon Labour Party and served as councillor in Croydon. Jim was a fine example of a dedicated public servant who served his Borough well and gave a huge contribution to public life and Croydon.

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