Tributes are being paid to Hayes and Coney Hall Ward Councillor Andrew Lee who sadly passed away on Thursday 5th October 20223.
Councillor Lee, who had been a Hayes and Coney Hall ward councillor since being elected in 2022, was also a member of the Public Protection and Enforcement Policy Development & Scrutiny Committee and the General Purposes and Licensing Committee.
Andrew was a stalwart of local politics, having been the Campaign Manager for Bromley Conservative for fourteen years before setting up his own business. He was elected to Bromley Council in May 2022.
Councillor Colin Smith, Leader of Bromley Council said:
“We have all been shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Andrew’s sudden demise and our thoughts are firmly with his widow Gill, their friends and family at this incredibly difficult time.
“Hayes and Coney Hall Ward has very sadly lost an outstanding Councillor as a result of Andrew’s cruel and untimely departure, who was also an amazingly talented friend to many and a local politician.
“He will be desperately sadly missed by everyone that knew him.
“Andrew, may you rest in peace dear friend.”
Andrew’s ward colleagues Alexa Michael and Thomas Turrell also paid tribute to Andrew.
“I had known Andrew for 20 years, mostly as a Party agent and will always be grateful for his wise counsel and for his patience and good humour. Latterly I knew him as a Council Ward colleague when he fulfilled a lifelong wish to be an elected representative in May 2022. Sadly, it was not to last long. My thoughts go out to his family and friends.”
“I had the great pleasure of knowing Andrew for over a decade.
“First, working together as campaign managers and then as ward colleagues. Andrew was a stalwart of not just Bromley politics, but all of South London. We will all miss his advice, friendship, wit and humour. Our thoughts are with his family. May he rest in peace.”
A moments silence was held for Andrew at the full meeting of Bromley Council on Monday 16th October where Councillors of all party paid tribute to Andrew.