Tributes paid to Suffolk County Council cabinet member

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Councillor Rosie Clarke and children in Woodbridge Library
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Suffolk County councillor Rosie Clarke at Woodbridge Library in March 2010

Tributes have been paid to a long-standing Suffolk county councillor and cabinet member for culture Rosie Clarke, who died on Christmas Day.

Ms Clarke was portfolio holder for culture and sport on the authority.

Leader of the council Jeremy Pembroke, said: "I will miss Rosie not just as a colleague but also as a friend.

"Rosie was an example to all of us she represented everything I believe a local Councillor should be, hard working, passionate and caring."

Liz Harsant, leader of Ipswich Borough Council, said: "Rosie Clarke was a close personal friend and valued colleague.

"I worked closely with Rosie to further the interests of Suffolk, Ipswich and Local Government. I will miss her greatly."

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