Statement on the death of Leslie Silver OBE

Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Keith Wakefield said:

"We are saddened to hear of the death of Leslie Silver OBE. He was a great man firmly committed to Leeds as a city and Leeds United Football Club, in which he invested a significant amount of his own money to put them back on top of English football. He was also a very progressive thinker, committed to a more equal society which led to him becoming the first chancellor of what is now Leeds Beckett University. I will remember his warmth and friendly personality and for being someone who made a significant contribution to Leeds. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends at this difficult time."


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