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Book of condolence - Sir Tony Lloyd MP

A book of condolence has been set up for Rochdale MP and former Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester, Sir Tony Lloyd, following his passing on Wednesday 17 January 2024.

Sir Tony was the Member of Parliament for Rochdale from 2017 until his death last Wednesday. He also served as Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester between 2012 and 2017, combining this post with that of the interim mayor of our city-region from 2015 to 2017. He was also an MP for Stretford between 1983 and 1997 and an MP for Manchester Central from 1997 to 2012.

You can leave your message of condolence for Sir Tony, in remembrance, or recognition of him and his work as a public representative by:

Messages can be submitted either individually, as a representative, or on behalf of an organisation.

Last week, Greater Manchester’s leaders shared their tributes to Sir Tony Lloyd.

Chief Executive of Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Eamonn Boylan, said:

“I am deeply saddened to hear of Tony Lloyd’s passing.

“I had the privilege to know Tony for many years, throughout which he was a trusted friend to me and my wife.

“It was Tony who persuaded me to apply for the role of Chief Executive at the newly formed Greater Manchester Combined Authority back in 2016. As interim mayor, he played a crucial role in helping to shape the agenda of the city-region at that time, and dutifully served his constituents for many years as MP for Stretford, for Manchester Central, and for Rochdale.

“Above all, Tony was a good man and he will be greatly missed.”

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, said:

“This is terribly sad news and my thoughts are first and foremost with Tony’s family, friends and the many people across Greater Manchester who knew Tony, loved and respected him, and whose lives were improved by his work.

“Tony gave incredible service to this country. But his heart was always devoted to Greater Manchester and its people. This place meant everything to him and we will miss him greatly.

“I have been fortunate to work closely with Tony for over 25 years and always found him a huge source of wisdom, decency, support and friendship. In my years in Parliament, in his role as Chair of the PLP, Tony was always a voice of reason. He brought people together, resolved differences and played a big part in the progress the country made in that period.

“Tony served our city-region in so many capacities, as an MP, Police and Crime Commissioner and interim mayor. His record of service to Greater Manchester is unparalleled. We will forever be grateful to him for establishing the foundations upon which the success of our city-region is now being built.”

Deputy Mayor for Policing, Crime and Fire, Kate Green, said:

“I am desperately sad to hear the news of Tony Lloyd’s death.

“He was a dear friend to me, and a much loved and admired political colleague.

“His care for people, his integrity and goodness shone through in everything he did; I never heard anyone say a bad word about Tony. We will miss him terribly.”

All messages of condolence will be reviewed by Rochdale Council before being forwarded to Sir Tony’s family.

Article Published: 23/01/2024 10:41 AM