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Tributes paid to Craven ward councillor Michael Kelly
4:59pm Thursday 6th February 2014 in News
Tributes are being paid to Bradford councillor Michael Kelly, who has died aged 70.
Coun Kelly, who lived in Addingham, represented the Craven ward on Bradford Council for a past decade.
He is best known for being the portfolio holder for children’s services and education from 2009 to 2010.
Despite battling a long illness, Coun Kelly continued as a councillor until his death.
His close friend and fellow councillor, Coun Andrew Mallinson, said: “Michael really enjoyed his role as executive member of children’s services. He was always very calm and dedicated and did his best to make sense of a very difficult job.”
Keighley MP Kris Hopkins said: “During my period as leader of Bradford Council, I had the privilege of appointing Mike to the position of portfolio holder for children’s services. It was a role he fulfilled with great distinction.”