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Death of Bradley Stoke Town Council Mayor/Chair of Council, Councillor Michael Hill

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BSTC - 23rd November 2021

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that Bradley Stoke Town Council announce the passing of their Mayor/Chair of Council, Councillor Michael Hill following a very short illness.

Michael John Hill was born and educated in North London. He started his career in a weekly newspaper, then moving on to become a press officer of London Transport. Michael spent most of his career on media duties with the Ministry of Defence. At different times, he was head of public relations at the Royal Air Force Headquarters at High Wycombe and latterly at the Royal Navy's Fleet Headquarters at Northwood. His travels took him from Hong Kong to the Falkland Islands and from the West Indies to the Persian Gulf.

Michael started his political innings at the London Borough of Barnet in 1974 and served as a Borough Councillor at Barnet for 12 years. Afterwards, he moved to Northampton and served on Northampton Borough Council for 18 years, where he was Mayor in 2009-10. He served four years as a Northamptonshire County Councillor from 2005 to 2009 as well.

Michael and his wife moved to Bradley Stoke in 2017 and in 2019, he was elected to the Bradley Stoke Town Council, representing the South Ward. In May 2021, Michael was elected as Mayor/Chair of Bradley Stoke Town Council.

Michael was a very caring, proactive person who had a wealth of councillor experience stretching back over many years. He will be sorely missed by everyone who came in contact with him.

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