Harlow MP Robert Halfon pays tribute to former chair of council, Tony Hall

History / Wed 31st Mar 2021 pm31 04:19pm

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has paid tribute to the former chair of Harlow Council Tony Hall, who has p[assed away.

Mr Halfon said: “I am so very sad to hear that former Harlow Conservative Councillor Tony Hall has passed away.

When I was selected as Harlow Conservative Parliamentary Candidate way back in 1999, I remember first meeting Tony, discussing Harlow Roman archaeology. We became friends since that time, and he supported, encouraged, nurtured and assisted me in any way he could. 

As a former senior Harlow Police officer, Tony taught me much about law and order and introduced me to police colleagues. 

In 2018, I was pleased to present him with a Conservative Association Annual Trophy, for his years of public service.

“Tony was a dedicated public servant but also a passionate Conservative. He was assiduous in his council work and a dedicated Church Langley Councillor.

It was Tony, who came up with the idea of me sitting or standing by the A414 roadside at election time with large road-signs, even building the first signs in the 2001 election. 

“Over many years, he campaigned, canvassed, financed and led Harlow Conservatives as a senior officer. He worked day and night -often seven days a week during election time – to keep the Conservative flag flying.

“I will never forget him.  His advice and encouragement will be hard to replace.  Harlow has lost a great public servant, a wonderful Conservative and above all a good and kind man.

“I wish all his family every kindness and good wishes at this time.”

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