Mayor and Labour leader add tributes to ex-councillor

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LEADERS from across the political spectrum have added their tributes to a former Doncaster councillor who has lost her battle with cancer.

Carol Williams died aged 58 at her family home on Friday, a year after she was diagnosed with a terminal form of the illness.

Mrs Williams was a councillor for Thorne ward for 12 years, but stood down at the elections in June because of her ill health. Her husband Martin is still a Thorne ward councillor.

Elected mayor Peter Davies said: “I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to Councillor Martin Williams and his family at this very sad time.

“Carol Williams will be remembered as a respected and valued member of the council and for her commitment and tireless work on behalf of local residents.”

The leader of the Labour group on the authority has also added her own tribute.

Councillor Sandra Holland said: “We are so sorry to hear the sad news that Carol has lost her brave battle with illness.

“I feel I can speak on behalf of my colleagues to say she will be greatly missed.

“She had the ability to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds and was a hard working and very dedicated councillor who always strived to make a difference to the lives of Doncaster residents.

“We would like to pass on our condolences to Martin and his family.”

Mrs Williams also served on Thorne and Moorends Town Council and was a former Mayor of Thorne.

Originally from Intake, she had lived in Thorne since 1984. The funeral service is on Tuesday at St Nicholas Church, Thorne, at 12.40pm.