Bracknell mayor Alan Kendall dies after cancer battle

Alan Kendall Image copyright @mayorbfc
Image caption Mayor of Bracknell Alan Kendall became mayor in May

The mayor of Bracknell has died at the age of 75 after battling pancreatic cancer.

Conservative councillor Alan Kendall died peacefully at Frimley Park Hospital on Tuesday, the local authority said.

He was elected to Winkfield Parish Council in 1995 before winning a seat on Bracknell Forest Council in 2000.

Leader of the council Paul Bettison praised his colleague as a "great community stalwart who cared deeply".

Mr Bettison added: "His contribution as a parish and borough councillor, executive member and mayor over the past two decades has been invaluable to our community."

Mr Kendall served the council in many roles including chairman of the licensing and safety committee and executive member for education. He became deputy mayor in 2013 and mayor in May.

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