Friday 11 March 2016

Kilburn councillor Tayo Oladapo has died after long illness

Brent Council posted this sad news today. I would like to pass on my sympathy to  Tayo's family, friends and colleagues
Councillor Tayo Oladapo, Labour Councillor for Kilburn, has sadly died after struggling with ill health for some time.

He had represented Kilburn ward since 2010.

Born in March 1981, Tayo was a young man who was keen to improve the lives of those he represented. He was first elected to Brent Council in May 2010 and served on various committees.
These included the Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Committee 2010 to 2013, Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee 2010 to 2011 and more recently Scrutiny from 2014 to 2015.

Cllr Lesley Jones MBE, Mayor of Brent, has led tributes to Cllr Oladapo. She said: "Tayo was respected and liked across the political spectrum and I offer my deepest sympathy to his friends and family at this difficult time."

Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of the Council, added: "Tayo had been struggling with ill health for sometime but the treatment he was receiving appeared to be working earlier in the year which makes this latest news even more tragic. 

"He was a man of great integrity and represented the people of Kilburn with great dedication. He will be sorely missed."

The council is contacting the family to understand what plans they have for funeral arrangements.

Once this is understood, the Returning Officer will consider the most appropriate date for a by-election which will be announced in due course.

The flags at the council headquarters are flying at half-mast today (11 March 2016).

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