TRIBUTES have flooded in for Solihull’s oldest councillor, who died on Monday.
Honor Cox (Lib Dem, Olton) had served on the borough council for almost 20 years and was a member of eight different committees.
A former Mayor of Solihull, Coun Cox had met then US president Bill Clinton during her year of office.
This week, Solihull MP Lorely Burt paid tribute to the 84-year-old, who first had been elected in 1991.
“She was a fantastic character and a true liberal, who was still involved in so many things,” said Mrs Burt.
“I first met her about eight-years-ago, when I was looking to become the parliamentary candidate for Solihull.
“She fixed me with a look and said ‘I’ve seen them come and I’ve seen them go’. We won’t see a councillor like her again.”
A former school teacher, Coun Cox lived in Rectory Gardens, near Solihull town centre.
Away from the council house, she was involved with the Alzheimer’s Disease Society and was a governor at Langley School.
She’d reported feeling unwell over the weekend and had been admitted to hospital. She died on Monday morning.
A by-election will now be held for in the Olton ward.