Former Councillor dies

Bill Luffman

Bill Luffman

Bill Luffman, one of Eastleigh’s longest serving Labour Party stalwarts and a former councillor has died.

Eastleigh Labour party has released the following statement:

Eastleigh Labour Party is sad to announce that former Eastleigh Borough Councillor, Bishopstoke Parish Councillor and active Trade Unionist Bill Luffman passed away this morning.

Bill was a Labour Party member for many years and was one of the longer serving Constituency Secretaries.

He was well-known and respected for representing the views of local people. Arguably his most high profile battle was to protect the Leigh Road recreation ground in Eastleigh from development, a battle that continues today with the announcement of the redevelopment of the Sainsburys store in the town centre.

Bill will be missed by his family and friends.

Peter Luffman, Bill’s nephew, continues to serve as a Labour Parish Councillor.

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