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Former Solihull mayor Honor Cox dies

TRIBUTES have flooded in for Solihull’s oldest councillor, who died on Monday.

Honor Cox

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.

 

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