‘Lee was an enthusiastic and hard working Councillor, dedicated to her residents and passionate about improving her ward. Even before her election in 2015 she was an active member of her local community, and was involved in local groups including the friends of Yeoman Hill Park and the Mansfield Woodhouse Living History group. She was also the women’s officer for the local Labour Party, a role she carried out with enthusiasm.
Even though Lee was only in office for just over a year, she made a real impact. Soon after being elected, she organised a successful fundraising ‘Memory Walk’ for the Alzheimer’s Society, and she planned to make this an annual event. She felt passionately about improving services for people with Mental Health problems, and pioneered the Mental Health Champion role at Mansfield District Council. Her commitment to the community was applauded and appreciated by her District and County Council colleagues alike.
Lee was a lively, warm and compassionate person, and she volunteered as a Samaritan, as an Appropriate Adult, and at the Mansfield Soup Kitchen. People’s lives were enriched by having Lee in them. We will remember her fondly for her beaming smile, her warmth, sense of humour and her tenacity, and she will be very much missed.’
Lee died on the 27th June following a short illness. She leaves her sons Liam and Luke and her husband Clive.