Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the announcement of the sad passing of James Brokenshire MP.
“We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of James Brokenshire. On behalf of the whole of local government, I send our sincere condolences to his family and friends today at this hugely difficult time.
“Councils will remember James fondly as our Secretary of State. He stood up for the interests of councils and communities with the same integrity and passion that characterised him as a person.
“He was a thoroughly decent man, a real gentleman, and showed remarkable bravery in the face of his illness. He will be sadly missed.”