Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Statement regarding the death of Councillor Kabeer Hussain

It is with great sadness that we can confirm that Councillor Kabeer Hussain died suddenly on Tuesday 29 December.

Councillor Hussain was a Liberal Democrat councillor for the Hyde Park and Woodhouse ward and had been a councillor since June 2004.

Councillor Richard Brett, joint council leader and leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, said:

“I am stunned and hugely saddened to hear of Councillor Hussain’s death and extremely sorry to lose such a good councillor.

He was a hard working councillor who found time to combine being a councillor and help hundreds of people, while having a full-time job.

This is an extremely sad time. My thoughts, wishes and deepest sympathy are with his family and friends.”

Councillor Hussain was in his early 30s and leaves a wife and three children.

A date for a by-election has not yet been fixed.