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Statement on the death of former County Council leader Barry Dare


Leader of the Cotswold Liberal Democrats, Cllr Joe Harris has reacted to the sad death of Cllr Barry Dare with the following statement.

“I’m very sad to hear about the death of Barry Dare, my thoughts and feelings go out to his wife, family and friends.

He always struck me as real  gentleman and despite being on opposite sides politically he was always personable and someone who could often put political differences aside in the pursuit of noble causes.

When he became the Leader of Gloucestershire County Council he faced huge financial challenges having to make difficult and sometimes unpopular decisions in the public interest.

Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds have lost a towering figure.” 


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