Tributes paid to Normanton councillor
Wakefield Council Leader Cllr Denise Jeffery has today paid
tribute to serving councillor Alan Wassell, who sadly died on Saturday.
Labour councillor Alan Wassell had represented the
Normanton ward since being elected in 2012.
Cllr Wassell had also sat on a number of committees including
Planning and Highways, Standards and various overview and scrutiny committees
such as Adults and Health and Community Safety, to which he was always an
He was also a member of the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel up until his
Cllr Wassell had been battling cancer for a number of
Wakefield Council Leader, Cllr Denise Jeffery, said: “I am
extremely saddened to hear of Alan’s death and he will be much missed by his
“Alan was a dedicated and well-respected local councillor
who would do anything to help anybody.
“On behalf of the Council, I send our deepest sympathies to
his family and friends at the difficult time.”
Cllr Wassell’s seat was due to be contested at this year’s local
elections before they were postponed until next year. His seat will remain open
until then under the Coronavirus Act 2020.