Statement in response to the death of The Rt Hon. the Lord Shutt of Greetland OBE

Calderdale Council

The Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Dot Foster said:

This is very sad news and my thoughts are with Lord Shutt’s family.


Lord Shutt was a well-known figure within the borough, having represented the Greetland and Stainland ward as a Councillor for many years.


As an elected member he was a keen advocate for our twin towns and did much to strengthen these ties, fostering life-long friendships between our towns and our European neighbours.


I was fortunate to meet Lord Shutt on a number of occasions, and we shared a particular enjoyment of the music from Halifax Choral Society, of which Lord Shutt was chairman for many years. David’s death is a great loss to our community, and he will be very much missed.


Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said:


Lord Shutt was a highly respected public servant who devoted his life to his community, initially as a Ward Councillor, eventually serving a term as the Mayor of Calderdale, and in later years within the House of Lords.


Throughout his life he always maintained a strong and active connection with the borough, becoming very much one of our elder statesmen.


Lord Shutt was the founding chair of the Community Foundation for Calderdale and continued to play a national role until very recently, chairing the House of Lords Select Committee on the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013


On behalf of the Council I would like to offer my condolences to his family, I know that he will be greatly missed.

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