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Local councillor dies after battle with illness

 Published on: 9th February 2017   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

A local councillor and former Mayor of Harrow sadly passed away last month, Harrow Council revealed. Cllr Bob Currie died on January 14 after a period of illness. He represented residents of Roxbourne ward, near Pinner High School, for almost two decades. He was mayor in 2001 and also served the council as portfolio holder for housing. A spokesperson for Harrow Council said: “He loved talking to people and hearing about their lives and considered it a duty and a privilege to provide a voice and speak up for all those people who find it hard to speak for themselves.” “He was passionate about people’s right to live in good quality housing and worked tirelessly to support tenants and residents as a founder member and long-time advocate for the umbrella organisation for all resident associations across Pinner and Harrow.” Cllr Sachin Shah, leader of Harrow Council, also had kind words to cllr Currie. He said: “We are all devastated to lose this wonderful man who was a great colleague, a great councillor and a great friend. It’s an overused phrase, but Bob really was a pillar of the community and it’s hard to imagine the council without him. He leaves a legacy of making Harrow a fairer place, and our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.” Cllr Currie leaves Win, his wife, two sons – Des and Robert – and two grandchildren. A by election has been called for Roxbourne Ward and will take place on Thursday, March 9.

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