Monday, 16 July 2007

Farewell Lennard Woods

Today was the funeral of Lennard Woods, the Chair of Bromley & Chislehurst Liberal Democrats who was so tragically taken away from us on the 26th June.

It was a sad but good occasion to remember the life of a great and persistent Liberal Democrat (he stood for election to Bromley Borough Council on numerous occasions and only missed by 50 votes in 1998), father, husband and friend. Michael Chuter gave a great eulogy which Len (what we called him behind his back) would have been proud of.

Thanks Lennard for the memories and all your encouragement. I think that if you had been with us today you would have known that you will never be forgotten.

1 comment:

Duncan Borrowman said...

I first met Lennard when we went on a minibus of activists to the Brecon & Radnor by-election in 1985.
The one bit that brought a tear to my eye today was Mike Chuter mentioning that count when Lennard missed out on the 3rd seat in P&S by 51. I had been at my own count the night before, but came in to run the 4th recount in P&S the following morning. It fell to me to throw in the towel on Len's seat - rather than risk us losing a second. That memory has always hung with me, and is one of the saddest experiences I have had in politics. The mention today did bring tears to the eyes of this hard-nosed bruiser.