Tributes to MP and councillor’s daughter found dead in Heybridge home

PUBLISHED: 22:56 16 December 2017 | UPDATED: 10:59 18 December 2017

Councillor Miriam Lewis with her daughter Natalie Lewis-Hoyle. Picture: FACEBOOK

Councillor Miriam Lewis with her daughter Natalie Lewis-Hoyle. Picture: FACEBOOK


Natalie Lewis-Hoyle was found dead on Friday.

Natalie Lewis-Hoyle, the daughter of Essex councillor Miriam Lewis. PICTURE: TWITTERNatalie Lewis-Hoyle, the daughter of Essex councillor Miriam Lewis. PICTURE: TWITTER

An Essex councillor is asking for members of the public to come forward with information following the death of her daughter.

Maldon district councillor Miriam Lewis’ daughter Natalie Lewis-Hoyle died on Friday.

In a tribute to her daughter on Facebook Cllr Lewis urged anyone with information about her daughter’s sudden death to get in touch with Essex Police.

“It is with unbearable sadness that I have to announce the sudden death of my beautiful, much adored daughter Natalie,” said Cllr Lewis.

She added that anyone who had been contacted by “Natty” on Thursday night should get in touch with police and said her daughter’s mobile phone was missing - possibly left on a train from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich.

She added: “Natalie is my only child, my mini-me. Please help me find out what happened to her in the hours before her death.”

The post has been shared more than 136,000 times on Facebook.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “Officers were contacted by the ambulance service shortly after 6.45am on Friday, December 15 with reports a 28-year-old woman had been found unconscious at an address in the Beeches Road area of Heybridge. Sadly she died at the scene.

“Her death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Natalie’s father, the Labour MP and commons Deputy Speaker, Lindsay Hoyle said his family will never be the same following her death.

Writing on Twitter he said: “I am truly devastated by the death of our beautiful daughter Natalie.

“Our family will never be the same without our loving granddaughter, sister & aunty. Thank you for the kind support we’ve received it is overwhelming. Please continue to respect our privacy & allow us to grieve.”

Mr Hoyle’s Tweet was met with sympathetic comments from politicians of all parties, including Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey and Clacton MP Giles Watling, as well as high profile journalists, including Emily Maitlis.

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