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Tributes paid after death of longest-serving councillor

PUBLISHED: 12:25 08 January 2008 | UPDATED: 14:39 07 September 2010

CAMDEN S longest ever serving councillor has died at the age of 83. Roy Shaw OBE, who stepped down as ward councillor for Haverstock in June due to ill health, served the area for an unparalleled 51 years. Cllr Shaw, who was also well known nationally a

CAMDEN'S longest ever serving councillor has died at the age of 83.

Roy Shaw OBE, who stepped down as ward councillor for Haverstock in June due to ill health, served the area for an unparalleled 51 years.

Cllr Shaw, who was also well known nationally as a local government expert, died last Friday.

Camden's Labour leader Anna Stewart said: "Roy was a real ambassador for local government.

"First and foremost a public servant. He was also a Camden man through-and-through, representing the area in which he lived for more than 50 years.

"There are countless local residents for whom Roy's intervention made a real and lasting difference to their lives. He will be sadly missed.

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