Councillor Stuart Denlegh-Maxwell sadly passed away on 10 June 2019. He was 60.
He had served two terms on Worcester City Council as an elected member for Claines. He was elected in 1988 and held the seat until 1994, when he stood down because of work and family commitments. He was re-elected in the Claines ward in 2018.
Cllr Denlegh-Maxwell's family have local connections stretching back many years. Both his father and grandfather were parish priests in Worcester, while his mother was a magistrate on the Worcester Bench for 25 years. His mother's family have lived in the area for many generations.
His great-great-grandfather was John Corbett, who represented Droitwich in Parliament for 17 years in the Victorian era. A portrait of another ancestor, Sir John Pakington, is displayed in Worcester Guildhall.
Councillor Marc Bayliss, Leader of Worcester City Council, said: "I am deeply saddened by the loss of Stuart Denlegh-Maxwell. He was a man who served the city well in two separate terms as a city councillor and he was loved and liked across the chamber. This is a huge loss for the people of Claines and the city as a whole."