Tributes paid to former mayor

A man sitting wearing a gold mayoral chains of office and a woman standing next to him

Published Friday, 09 October 2020

TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth and long-serving Earl Shilton councillor who has died aged 88.

Denis Bown served as a Labour councillor for Earl Shilton ward for a total of 34 years in three terms between 1962 and 2007 and was Mayor twice – in 1974-76 and again in 1999-2000.

Labour Group Leader for the Borough Council, Matthew Lay said: “This is very sad news. Denis was a very honourable, decent and hard working person who served Earl Shilton with great pride over the many years he was a Councillor. I had the pleasure of working with him and his brother on the Council and they were stalwarts of the community.”