Saturday 20th December 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce that Philip Bradbourn OBE MEP lost his brave battle with bowel cancer and died on Friday night.
Paying tribute to Philip the Prime Minister, David Cameron said today that Phil was a "very well respected and effective politician whose dedication to public service was truly admirable"
Philip had been a West Midlands MEP since 1999 and was a well regarded and effective member of the Conservative delegtion in Europe. He had been an active member of the Party for over fifty years having joined as a Young Conservative. He was a great supporter of the voluntary Party and a former Chairman of the West Midlands Region.
Anthea McIntyre, his fellow MEP for the Region, said: "I am deeply saddened at the death of my friend and colleague Phil Bradbourn. I have known Phil for nearly forty years, from our days as Young Conservative activists in the West Midlands, through to recently working together as MEPs. He has been a real champion of our Region and its people in the European Parliament and was respected across the political spectrum. He will be greatly missed"
Phil had a strong belief in Local Government having served as a Political Advisor to the Conservative Group on Wolverhampton Council before being elected as an MEP. Born in the Black Country, Phil always worked for the Region and promoted its best interests in Europe.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time.
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