Statement by Rt Hon. Alec Shelbrooke MP following the death of Councillor Gerald Wilkinson on Friday 4th October:
“I’m deeply saddened at the passing of my colleague and friend, Cllr Gerald Wilkinson. Gerald was dedicated to life in the Wetherby area, he served the town and its villages as a Leeds City Councillor, a Town Councillor, and had the honour of being Wetherby Town Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor of Leeds. Everyone will know that Gerald worked hard for all residents and continued dealing with casework during his recent illness.
Our community has lost a hardworking representative and the Conservative Party family has lost a dear friend.
My thoughts and prayers are with Gerald’s family”.