Tribute to former councillor David Hando BEM

Posted on Tuesday 17th January 2023

Councillor Jane Mudd, Leader of Newport City Council, said: “I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of David and my sympathies are with his family and friends. 

“As a councillor for Beechwood, he served the council and the city with commitment and dedication and became a cabinet member in 2008. 

“But he will probably be best remembered for his pivotal role in ‘saving’ Newport County after the club went into liquidation and ensuring The Exiles survived and fought back so we have the team we can support today. 

“He also was a stalwart of the Friends of the Newport Transporter Bridge and worked incredibly hard to promote and protect this much-loved landmark. 

“David will be very sadly missed by all who knew him including his former council colleagues, friends and officers.”

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