Walsall Councillor Tim Oliver: my condolences


Tim Oliver, rest in peace. Labour leader for 12 years. Walsall has lost a great man. Image from the Walsall Advertiser.

I’ve just picked up from Social Media and the Pheseay Park Farm Labour Party blog thet Walsall Labour group Leader and Coucillor for Birchills-Leamore has sadly passed away following a period of illness. My condolences, and I’m sure those of readers, go out to the Oliver family, friends and party comrades.

There is an excellent and touching tribute on the Walsall Labour Party website here.

Tim had been leader of the Walsall Labour Party for 12 years, and had steered the party through some difficult times early on with calm professionalism and a good sense of political responsibility. He was a loyal citizen, public servant to his town and a honest, true and loyal party man.

I may not always have agreed with him, but I always respected his integrity. A good, kind and decent man.

Tim will be sadly missed on all sides of Walsall Council. Even his opponents have been notable in their tributes.

Walsall is the poorer for Tim’s passing. Again, my condolences and sympathies.

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4 Responses to Walsall Councillor Tim Oliver: my condolences

  1. Gary bird says:

    Just heard this terrible, terrible news and am absolutely gutted. Walsall has lost a great man and I’ve lost a good friend and colleague for over 30 years. So sad. RIP mate.

  2. IAN PAYNE says:

    Brilliant Councillor for my area and a nice man – will be missed greatly !!

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