Friday, 11 September 2015

Graham Facks-Martin

Graham Facks-Martin, one of the stalwart servants of Launceston and North Cornwall, died this morning after a long illness.

Graham was a town councillor for many years. Previously he had been the chairman of North Cornwall District Council. He was a Conservative, but of a sort not frequently encountered these days. Passionately pro-European, he was also a keen advocate of more social housing and served on the board of Cornwall Rural Housing Association, latterly as chairman.

Graham was awarded the MBE for public service in 2006.

Graham and I didn't always agree on everything, but his passion for the town was quite apparent and he argued his case with conviction whether he ultimately won or lost the vote. He will be missed.

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