Wednesday, 27 June 2007
R.I.P. Lennard Woods
Some very tragic news this evening. My friend Lennard Woods, Chair of the Bromley and Chislehurst Liberal Democrats sadly died of his injuries today after being knocked off his bicycle yesterday in Greenwich Park on the way home from work.
Lennard was a true champion of Liberalism having stood for election to Bromley Borough Council several times (the last time with me last year in Plaistow and Sundridge Ward), the earliest in 1982 if my memory is correct. He was a hard working campaigner and a mainstay of the Red Lion Tendency.
He was incredibly kind to Qun, Anna and myself when we moved to Bromley and helped Qun to settle in by kindly lending her Chinese language books from the library where he worked.
He also came down twice to Folkestone and Hythe constituency with other colleagues from Bromley and Chislehurst to help the Shepway Liberal Democrat campaign during this year's local elections.
We had only spoken on Monday and it is hard to take in that he is no longer with us. He will be sorely missed by his friends and my family's thoughts are with his daughters Pippa, Naomi and wife Jane.
Rest in peace Lennard.