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Statements on the passing of Councillor David Greenhalgh

Statement from Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester

"We are all deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague and friend Councillor David Greenhalgh.

"David was Bolton through and through - a much-loved local son and fearless champion for his town. 

"When fire devastated The Cube in Bolton Town Centre in 2019, David was immediately on site and led from the front. He has done the same throughout this most challenging of times, standing up for his beloved Bolton but also for the rest of Greater Manchester. 

"As Greater Manchester’s Culture Lead, David has been a passionate advocate for our arts organisations, steering them carefully through the challenges of the pandemic. 

"We will be postponing tomorrow’s meeting of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority as a mark of our respect for David, his family and friends. The whole of the Greater Manchester family sends our deepest sympathies to them at this difficult time."


Statement from Eamonn Boylan, Chief Executive of Greater Manchester Combined Authority

“Everyone at Greater Manchester Combined Authority is deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague and friend Councillor David Greenhalgh, Leader of Bolton Council.

“Following this sad news, the scheduled Combined Authority meeting on Friday 30 July has been cancelled as a mark of respect.

“Further information will be communicated in due course. For now, our thoughts are with David’s family and friends at this exceptionally difficult time.”

Article Published: 29/07/2021 19:31 PM