Long-serving councillor dies

Well-known councillor John Hunt has died at his Warmley home.

He used to represent Mount Hill on Avon County Council and the Woodstock ward on South Gloucestershire Council. He only resigned from Siston Parish Council at the end of last week, having come home from hospital.

In a statement today the Labour Group on South Gloucestershire Council said: “We are sad to announce that former South Gloucestershire Labour councillor John Hunt passed away peacefully at home during the night. 

“John actively worked on behalf of the Labour movement all of his life and practically held virtually every role possible locally, both in the Labour Party, and as a councillor on Avon County Council and South Gloucestershire Council.

“John only resigned from Siston Parish Council three days before his death and he was advising us on complex planning law until the end. John’s knowledge of planning law was unparalleled.

“John was a great mentor and friend to many of us and will be greatly missed. We send our love and condolences to Viv and the family.”