We were very sad indeed to learn of the death of the Leader of Hastings Borough Council, Labour Councillor Jeremy Birch earlier today.
His partner, Louise has given the following statement:
“The family would like to express their thanks to the critical care unit at the conquest hospital. We want it to be noted that the staff at the Conquest have been committed, compassionate and professional. We do not think we could have had a better service anywhere else.”
Sarah Owen said,
“I am devastated by the news that Jeremy has died. He was a friend and an inspiration to me. If anyone epitomised dedication to Hastings & St Leonards, it was Jeremy. Our local Labour Party is an incredibly close-knit family and Jeremy has been at its heart – we will all miss him deeply. Our thoughts are with Jeremy’s wife, children and grandchildren.”