The Broxbourne Labour Party has been shocked and saddened by the death of Councillor Malcolm Aitken who was leader of the Labour opposition on the council. Malcolm had represented the residents of Waltham Cross for 14 years.
Labour councillor Neil Harvey said to the Hertfordshire Mercury that his colleague's death came as a "devastating shock". He went on to say “Malcolm is Malcolm. He certainly stood up for what he believed in and that's the sort of man he was….he was a good leader and he would fight for people, not just in Waltham Cross but across the borough, if he saw injustice taking place. He will leave a big void."
A statement released by Broxbourne Council read: "We are all very sad to hear the news that Councillor Malcolm Aitken has passed away. He was a dedicated member of the council for over 14 years and served his community with great passion. He truly cared about his constituents and will be sorely missed. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends at this difficult time."
The Broxbourne Labour Party would like to express our deepest condolences to Malcolm’s friends and family.
We resolve to carry on the work that he did so ably and with such commitment for so many years.