Breaking news: Council leader Jeremy Birch passes away

Jeremy Birch
Jeremy Birch

Jeremy Birch, the leader of Hastings Borough Council, passed away today (Wednesday).

Cllr Birch was rushed to hospital on Friday May 1. He was seriously ill and in a coma.

His partner Louise issued a statement this evening saying: “It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Jeremy Birch

“The family would like to express their thanks to the critical care unit at the Conquest Hospital.

“We want it to be noted that the staff at the Conquest have been committed, compassionate and professional.

“We do not think we could have had a better service anywhere else.”

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