Councillors pay tribute as former chairman dies

A FORMER leader and chairman of Hampshire County Council has died following illness.

Monday, 6th November 2017, 12:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 10:10 am

Ken Thornber CBE served for 40 years after first being elected in 1977. Leader of the county council, councillor Roy Perry said: ‘He was a hugely respected politician, both locally and nationally, and a public servant in the truest sense of the word.’

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In 1993, Ken was awarded a CBE for services to politics and the public.

In May 2017 he was made Honorary Alderman in a unanimous decision by Hampshire County Council.