Tribute to former Mayor

Posted on Wednesday 16th March 2022

Margaret Cornelious

Councillor Jane Mudd, Leader of Newport City Council, said: "I was saddened to hear of the death of former Newport Mayor Margaret Cornelious. She was a much-respected colleague across the benches.

"She represented the Graig ward for more than 30 years with dedication and commitment and was deputy leader of the Conservative group on the city council for a number of years. She stepped down from the city council last year because of ill health and I know she was missed by colleagues from all parties.

"Margaret was also a member of Graig community council and was a governor at Pentrepoeth Primary School and Bassaleg School.

"She became Mayor in 2011 and she was an exemplary 'first citizen' during her year of office, raising thousands of pounds for two charities close to her heart - Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and Growing Space.

"My thoughts are with her family and friends."


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