Former mayor of Kirklees dies



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The former Conservative councillor and Mayor of Kirklees, Margaret Bates, has sadly died.

Mrs Bates, who served Liversedge and Gomersall as a councillor for 13 years between 2000 - 2013, passed away on Friday (August 22) after a lengthy battle with illness.

She was mayor for a year-long spell from 2002 and would later become a key Cabinet member in the council administration.


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