In supporting the comments of our Member of Parliament, I would like to add that the dwindling number of those who worked closely with Ian Gow, together with his near neighbours in Hankham, were also privileged to be invited to the commemorative service in St Mary Undercroft and to the reception following, so generously hosted by the Speaker.
St Mary Undercroft was indeed filled to capacity – a fitting tribute to a great parliamentarian and man of principle.
Ian had that rare ability to rise above politics, a quality that endeared him to those he came into contact with and indeed those he did not. It was a tragedy that his life was cut so short in such a brutal a way and that we were deprived of his service.
Hon Alderman Brian Higgins
Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.
1 Make our website your homepage at www.eastbourneherald.co.uk
2 Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/eastbourne.herald
3 Follow us on Twitter @Eastbournenews
4 Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!
The Eastbourne Herald - always the first with your local news.
Be part of it.