Suffolk: Tributes pour in for councillor

Tributes have been paid to a popular county councillor who passed away on Christmas Day.

Suffolk County Council have today announced the death of Rosie Clarke.

Ms Clarke had been an Elected Member of Suffolk County Council for several years.

Alongside her divisional responsibilities she served as Vice Chairman and most recently as Cabinet member with responsibility for Culture.

A number of tributes have already been paid by friends and colleagues.

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Councillor Jeremy Pembroke, Leader of Suffolk County Council said: “Rosie was an example to all of us she represented everything I believe a local Councillor should be hard working, passionate and caring.

“I will miss Rosie not just as a colleague but also as a friend. Our thoughts are with her family and friends.”

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Councillor Eddy Alcock, Chairman of Suffolk County Council said: “This is very sad news. Rosie was a valued member not just of the Council but also of the wider Suffolk community. Rosie will be greatly missed.”

Councillor Anne Wybrow, Chair of the Conservative group said: “Rosie was a fantastic Councillor and a good friend she will be missed.”

Councillor Liz Harsant, Leader of Ipswich Borough Council said: “Rosie Clarke was a close personal friend and valued colleague. I worked closely with Rosie to further the interests of Suffolk, Ipswich and Local Government. I will miss her greatly.”

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