June 22, 2024

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A tribute to former Cornwall Council cabinet member Edwina Hannaford

All at Cornwall Council are saddened to learn of the death of our former Cabinet member Edwina Hannaford.

Edwina was elected on Cornwall Council in 2009 representing Looe West and Lansallos and latterly Looe West, Pelynt, Lansallos & Lanteglos and had been on Caradon District Council. She served on two Cabinets. 2013-2017 as Cabinet Member for Environment, Heritage and Planning and then 2017-2021 as Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Neighbourhoods. From 2021 Edwina was the Liberal Democrat Group Leader. She was on Looe Town Council since 2003 and had served as Mayor.

Cllr Pauline Giles, Chairman of Cornwall Council, said: “Edwina was devoted to public service, and followed in her father’s footsteps by becoming Mayor of Looe, a town she loved and fought so hard for.

“I have been lucky enough to spend time with Edwina since her diagnosis and it has been a joy to do so. I extend our condolences to her husband Simon and extended family.”