Preston City Councillor Tom Davies has passed away at the age of 71 of a suspected heart attack. He spent Saturday afternoon watching Preston North End play at Deepdale, and was taken to hospital shortly after.
Councillor Davies, who was first elected in the 2004 local elections, served on the Council for 12 years in Preston Rural East ward, for the Conservative Party.
The resident of Ingol was a supporter of Preston Sea Cadets, and the Preston branch of the Scots Guard Association, was extremely well regarded within Preston’s military community, and was a former Chairman of Preston and District Veterans’ Council.
Steve Hills, of the group, said:
“It is with our deepest sorrow that I inform you of the death of Tom Davies.
“Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.”
Speaking on behalf of Preston and Wyre Liberal Democrats, Councillor Neil Darby said:
“Our sympathies go out to Councillor Davies’ family at this difficult time.
“He was a committed public servant and his absence will be noticed in City Hall.”
A by-election will be held to fill his seat in the future.
Pulse Politics would like to offer their condolences to the family and friends of Councillor Davies.