Tributes paid to former borough councillor

Former Gosport Borough Councillor Colin Jacobs has died age 81. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (161219-2). PPP-160909-150854006
Former Gosport Borough Councillor Colin Jacobs has died age 81. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (161219-2). PPP-160909-150854006
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COUNCILLORS have paid tribute to a former colleague who has died.

Colin Jacobs served as a councillor in Gosport from 2003 to 2014 for the Privett ward.

The Gosport Conservative Party posted the news on social media yesterday morning.

Chairman George McAleese said: ‘Colin was a very popular and hardworking man, who will be greatly missed by the community.’

Leader of Gosport Borough Council Cllr Mark Hook said: ‘This is incredibly sad news for all of us.

‘Colin was a true gentleman and was one of those councillors who worked very hard for his ward residents.

‘He was always happy to do all the day-to-day work of a councillor, which is what made him so wonderful.

‘Colin was loved across all parties – but nobody loved him more than his family. My condolences go out to them at this difficult time.’

The details for Colin Jacobs’ funeral are yet to be announced.