Friday, 26 October 2012

Wednesday's memorial mass to former MP, Ken Hargreaves


Wednesday's memorial mass to former MP, Ken Hargreaves at the crypt beneath Westminster Hall was well attended. Wonderfully led by Speaker John Bercow, David Amess MP and Ann Widecombe MP, a packed St Mary's undercroft off Westminster Hall paid tribute to Ken. Also in attendance where Greg Pope MP, myself and councillors Peter Britcliffe and Marlene Haworth and ex Conservative councillor and life long friend Susan Haworth.

The speeches were a wonderful testament to Ken the person. A generous, warm, kind person committed to the ordinary people and to Hyndburn.

His former room mate in Parliament Alistair Birt paid a glowing tribute suggesting "that having visited the constituency, he realised that only Ken Hargreaves could have won the seat for the Conservatives".