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Friday, August 15, 2008

RIP Lord Bruce-Lockhart

Sadly, Lord Bruce-Lockhart has died, after a long battle with cancer. I met and spoke with him on a couple of occasions at the last two Conservative Party conferences to have taken place in Bournemouth, and must confess to being a great admirer. As leader of Kent County Council from 1997, he turned the authority around from the basket case Lib-Lab authority, rated as the worst in the country, to the County Council recognised as the best in the country. Since standing down as leader, he has continued to serve the party, the county and local government in generally well, through his chairmanship of the LGA and other important roles.

Kent is very lucky to have had Sandy as its leader, and his legacy lives on through the leadership of the county, which continues on the steady path which he set it.

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