Sunday, April 09, 2017

Ray Cole RIP

I have just heard the very sad news that Ray Cole, who was the last chairman of the former Cumbria Police Authority before the introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners, died earlier today.

Ray was a really great guy, a man of enormous integrity and one of the nicest people I ever met. Before becoming involved in politics he had been a police officer and I understand he had been the police inspector in charge of Millom and South Copeland.

Ray served as a Millom Town Councillor, and as a Copeland Borough Councillor, and represented Newtown ward on both those authorities at the time of his death. He had also previously been County Councillor for Millom and Haverigg (the ward boundaries have since changed.)

My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Nadine and their family.

Millom, Copeland, and Cumbria have lost a great servant.

Rest in Peace

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