Bromley councillor dies ‘suddenly’ as colleagues pay tribute

By Joe Coughlan, Local Democracy Reporter

Colleagues have paid tribute to a councillor who has died at the age of 66.

Conservative councillor Andrew Lee, who represented the Hayes and Coney Hall ward for Bromley council, passed away “suddenly” on October 5, the local authority said in a statement on Tuesday.

Cllr Lee was elected as a ward councillor in 2022, and was previously the campaign manager for the Bromley Conservatives for 14 years.

Conservative councillor Alexa Michael, who also represents the Hayes and Coney Hall ward, said Cllr Lee fulfilled a lifelong wish to become a ward councillor when he was elected. She added that she was grateful for his wise counsel, patience and good humour.

Conservative councillor Thomas Turrell, also representing the Hayes and Coney Hall, ward, said: “I had the great pleasure of knowing Andrew for over a decade.

“First, working together as campaign managers and then as ward colleagues. Andrew was a stalwart of not just Bromley politics, but all of South London. We will all miss his advice, friendship, wit and humour. Our thoughts are with his family. May he rest in peace.”

Cllr Lee worked in the retail and advertising sector before becoming involved in politics, and ran a consultancy business in Bromley in his later life.

Pictured top: Conservative councillor Andrew Lee represented the Hayes and Coney Hall ward for Bromley council after being elected in 2022 (Picture: Thomas Turrell)

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