Sir Simon Milton

It is with great sadness that I report the death of Sir Simon Milton, first Deputy Mayor of London and former Leader of Westminster City Council.

Simon dedicated his life to public service and was a highly successful and respected Leader of Westminster Council.  He was also Chairman of the Local Government Association and, as Deputy to Boris Johnson provided the strategic thinking and support to shape his administration.  His particular expertise in planning and administrative matters were complimentary to Boris’s skills.

In spite of issues with his health, having recovered from leukaemia leaving him with reduced lung capacity, he devoted his energies to his work and was a stalwart of functions in Westminster and throughout London.

He and his partner Robert were always great company and good friends.  Our Sympathy and condolences go to Robert and to Simon’s family on their loss.

London and Westminster will be the poorer for Simon’s passing and the untimely loss of such a special and unique man.

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