In the early hours of Sunday 2nd February, the Labour movement lost a great in Councillor Brian Roberts. Brian’s compassion for others and strong sense of duty has been an enormous inspiration to so many of us. Our Labour family has lost another wonderful part of it and we’ll miss his kindness, his knowledge, his calming influence and his sense of humour terribly.
Our thoughts are with Brian’s family.
Here are a selecton of tributes from those who knew him and worked with him. Please use the contact form at the bottom if you would like your tribute adding:
Laura Smith, former Crewe and Nantwich MP:
Connor Naismith, Crewe and Nantwich Labour Party Chair:
I worked closely with Brian during the election and previously and knew him to be a dedicated, hard working councillor who really cared about his town and everyone in it.
This is an extremely difficult time for everyone, especially given the loss of Dorothy just before Christmas. Just like Dorothy, Brian kept working for his community despite poor health and difficult circumstances. Our party and our community is immeasurably poorer without both of them.
Crewe Town Council, official statement posted on Facebook:
Cllr Sally Handley, Crewe St Barnabas:
So sad to hear today of the loss of another friend and colleague. Brian Roberts has supported me immensely over the last 2 years and I know I and others will miss his wise counsel.
Cllr James Barber, Broken Cross and Upton:
Gary Palin of Crewe Residents Against Fly-Tipping and ‘Grot Spots’ and CTC Councillor:
Anyone who knew Brian will know how much he cared for Crewe and how passionate he was about fixing the problems many of us face every time we walk out of our front door.
Since day one he has supported me and this group. He became what I would consider a close friend.
I am absolutely gutted by this news.