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Posted On: 10-01-2020
Posted In: Breaking news

Mid Devon District Council regrets to announce the death of Councillor John Daw, who passed away yesterday 9th January 2020.

John was first elected to the council in 1999 and held a number of roles across a range of committees during more than 20 years on the council. Most notably, he was a past Chairman of the council, a position he held from 2015-17.

Chief Executive Stephen Walford said:

"John was Chairman of the council when I joined Mid Devon back in 2016 and I had the pleasure of spending time with him at various civic ceremonies and events during his Chairmanship. As a new Chief Executive, John always put me at ease, having the gravitas of an experienced, respected and well-liked councillor, while also retaining good grace and humour, together with a grounded sense of community service that garnered respect from right across the council chamber.
"The flag is flying at half-mast today and a book of condolence has been opened at the reception of Phoenix House.
"Our sincere condolences to his wife Marilyn, his family, and to all those who knew him."