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Tribute to former councillor and lord mayor Denise Atkinson

Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council paid tribute to former councillor and Lord Mayor, Denise Atkinson who passed away yesterday.

Councillor Blake said:

“My heart goes out to Denise’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

“Denise served the republic of Bramley, as she liked to call it, for four decades. In that time she worked tirelessly, even throughout her illness, chairing many committees, overseeing Leeds-Bradford Airport as its chair and she had a fantastic year as Lord Mayor, which culminated in the establishment of the much loved Lineham Farm.”