Councillor Ron Hughes – sad news

26 May 2016

We are very sad to report the death of Councillor Ron Hughes, Mental Health Champion for Rushmoor Borough Council.

On 10 April, Rushmoor Borough Council learnt of the death of Councillor Ron Hughes, ward councillor for Manor Park in Aldershot.

Councillor Hughes was elected to Rushmoor Borough Council in May 2010 and had been a Cabinet member since 2014, holding the Health and Housing Portfolio.

He had previously served as Chairman of the Community Policy and Review Panel and Vice Chairman of the Corporate Services Policy and Review Panel.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time.


Champions say

"I have long championed mental health issues and I want to encourage people to speak openly about their condition and feel comfortable about how they feel. For far too long mental health issues have been treated as the Cinderella service and this must change." Nottinghamshire County Council

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