Councillor Maggie Mansell: a tribute
Steve Reed MP today paid tribute to Cllr Maggie Mansell who unexpectedly passed away this week. A book of condolences is available in Steve’s office for those who wish to sign. Maggie Mansell was a well-known figure in Norbury, the community where she lived and represented on the council.
I was so shocked to learn that Cllr Maggie Mansell passed away suddenly yesterday. She was a big-hearted lovely woman who was passionate about the NHS and her beloved Norbury. She was campaigning for her community right up to the end. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and close friends and this very difficult time.
Steven Reed is Labour MP for Croydon North and Shadow Minister for Children and Families. In 2018 his private member’s bill on reducing violent mental health restraint became law. In June 2019 he launched Labour’s civil society strategy outlining radical plans to empower citizens and communities.
Steve chairs the Cooperative Councils Innovation Network, co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group for London, was Leader of Lambeth Council 2006-12 where he led the council’s children’s services to become best-rated in the country and pioneered the public-health approach to tackling violent youth crime. He worked in publishing for 16 years and was an elected trade union branch secretary.