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It is with regret I must tell Focus readers that our ‘admin’ Chris Black, suddenly passed away last night.
Our thoughts are with his wife and son at this difficult time.
Chris touched many peoples lives in his 30+ years as a Councillor and remained a popular candidate for the voters.
He has always had something interesting to ‘post’ and I, like many, waited patiently for the next ‘installment’ on onlinefocus.
Here’s some interesting facts about Chris which I have taken from the District Councils website
Chris is Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group.
Chris was born in Rochford Hospital in 1958 and grew up in Rayleigh, attending Glebe, Downhall and Sweyne Schools, and then SEEVIC and Sussex University.
For many decades my grandfather and uncle owned “Manns the Grocers” in Rayleigh High Street.
I live with my wife, son and a black cat halfway up Love Lane, and my “real” job is in shipping.
Favourite real politician: David Penhaligon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Penhaligon)
Favourite fictional politician: Dave Kovic (http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2000/11/03/dave_1993_review.shtml)
I don’t have “surgeries” – but I am always happy to go to people’s homes.
I will post further details when I have them available and as requested by the family
Thank you, Chris, for everything you did for the residents of Rayleigh, you will be missed.