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Dedicated Spalding councillor Angela Newton has died





A dedicated councillor who championed a host of community causes has sadly died.

Angela Newton, who has been on South Holland District Council since it was formed in 1974 and was also the first female chairman, died yesterday.

Coun Newton had fought hard for the area's best interests and was also a member of numerous organisations and charities including South Holland Parish Voluntary Car Scheme.

Angela Newton has sadly died (59007657)
Angela Newton has sadly died (59007657)

She campaigned for the new Johnson Community Hospital and was engaged in a battle against the decision to close Spalding GP Surgery.

Tributes are beginning to stream in for the long-serving councillor, who also represented the area on Lincolnshire County Council from 1981-1993 and 2013 to date.

She was awarded the MBE (Member of the British Empire) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in June 2021.

Coun Angela Newton as the first female chairman of South Holland District Council (1993-95), with her husband Alan Porter. (59007671)
Coun Angela Newton as the first female chairman of South Holland District Council (1993-95), with her husband Alan Porter. (59007671)

Leader of South Holland District Council Gary Porter said: "She was always committed to do the best for South Holland.

"She will be sadly missed by the organisation and the people of South Holland. I will miss her."

MP Sir John Hayes praised Coun Newton for being an 'outstanding servant of the people".

He said: "She lived as a champion for local people and died doing that as we were only a few days ago in a meeting to campaign for Spalding GP Surgery.

"Public service is a noble thing and she was a remarkable exponent."

- If you would like to pay tribute to Coun Newton please post your comments below or email victoria.fear@iliffepublishing.co.uk



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