Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I've been saddened this week to hear the news that Allison Trainer has finally lost her battle with cancer. Allison was an Independent councillor for Thornaby, someone who cared passionately about her home town and the people in it, especially the youngsters. She fought tooth and nail to bring better things to Thornaby than were there already - better housing choices, better youth activities, better policing, better behaviour on the streets. That same energy went into the battle with cancer, giving her years more to spend with her family and friends than had been predicted.
I didn't always agree with Allison on politics but she deserved enormous respect for her convictions and her courage. She will be missed, not only by family, friends and Thornaby but by the whole council.

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