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SALFORD LEAD HOUSING COUNCILLOR PAUL LONGSHAW PASSES AWAY SUDDENLY
 

Star date: 5th September 2017

SHOCK OVER SUDDEN PASSING OF COUNCILLOR PAUL LONGSHAW

Councillors and the community were in shock today when it was announced that Councillor Paul Longshaw had died suddenly. Paul Longshaw, after working for Salford City Council for 25 years, left to become Langworthy councillor and recently Lead Member for Housing and Neighbourhoods.

"He was an extremely hard working and valued councillor in the community and at the council, and he will be terribly missed..." says Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett.

Full details here...


Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, has announced the sudden death of Paul Longshaw, popular councillor for Langworthy and Lead Member for Housing and Neighbourhoods

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to Paul's family and friends at this very difficult time" said the Mayor "He was an extremely hard working and valued councillor in the community and at the council, and he will be terribly missed.

"Paul was incredibly passionate about Salford, and more importantly its people. He was elected to office last year, after 25 years working for the council, and was the lead member for housing and neighbourhoods" he added "Paul worked closely with people who had experienced homelessness, to listen to their ideas and was committed to find timely solutions to stop people becoming homeless in the first place.

"Paul made a positive impact in Salford, working alongside partners such as the University of Salford and Salford Royal Foundation and still had a huge contribution to make. This has now been tragically cut short.

"As a mark of respect the flag outside the civic centre will be lowered to half mast today and condolence book placed in reception as we mourn the loss of a much loved, highly valued inspirational friend and colleague."


To place a message of condolence see Salford Council's website - click here 

Jamie wrote
at 2:08:35 AM on Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Sad very sad it has come to this. A good person wasted. Now they have someone to blame for all the mess, dead people can not defend themselves.

Carole Moore wrote
at 2:17:13 PM on Tuesday, September 5, 2017
So sad to hear of the loss of Paul; he supported and guided us thru The Woolpack campaign. Such a pleasant man. Condolences to his family.

Chris Barnes wrote
at 11:20:50 AM on Tuesday, September 5, 2017
So saddened to hear of the sudden death of Paul. I can only echo Joe O'Neill's sentiments and send my condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

Steven North wrote
at 9:23:50 AM on Tuesday, September 5, 2017
The following message has been sent out to all members of Salford City UNISON: Dear UNISON Member, Like any who knew him, I was devastated today to hear of the tragic death of Councillor Paul Longshaw. Paul was a fantastic person who I had the honour to know personally. As has been said by the City Mayor, Paul loved our city and dedicated so much of his life to it. As an officer and more recently as a councillor he showed a passion for Salford and its people in everything he did. Paul was a proud socialist and a longstanding member of our union. He maintained his membership upon becoming a councillor and was always happy to meet with us so that he could understand the views of the people delivering the services he cared so much about. He had that rare quality of genuinely listening to every word said to him never needing to rush off or check the time and asking questions to make sure he properly represented your thoughts in any further conversations he might need to have with other councillors or officers. The people of Salford and the labour movement have lost a determined, vibrant and genuinely warm champion. As so many of us knew him so well, Human Resources at the Council are ready to offer support to anybody who needs it. My thoughts go out to his family. He will be sadly missed. Steve Steven North Branch Secretary, Salford City UNISON

Gill Whiteley wrote
at 9:23:46 AM on Tuesday, September 5, 2017
So sad to hear of Paul's sudden passing. My thoughts are with his family as this very sad time.

joe o'neill wrote
at 9:23:31 AM on Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Sad day you can play at politics, you can attack each others policies but to read this is devastating. We had the occasional dig but that's part of the game, life is so harsh we all understand that death comes to us all but when it comes at a young age and is unexpected it's hard to take.

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