The funeral arrangements have been announced for county and district councillor Mike Longden, who died two days before the recent Parliamentary and local elections.
A funeral service will take place on Wednesday 27 May at 2.30pm at St Anne’s Church, Baslow. No flowers are requested by the family and donations are to Pulmonary Fibrosis Research. Cheques should be made payable to Sheffield Charities Account 4110.
A Conservative councillor, Mike , 74, was a serving county councillor for Derwent Valley electoral division. Elected in 2009, he took up the post of cabinet member for education for the next four years.
Mike had also been a Derbyshire Dales district councillor since 2003, but had announced his decision to step down from the Chatsworth ward at this month's elections.
A trained accountant and former managing director of a manufacturing and distribution company in Derbyshire, Mike was also a director and trustee of the Derbyshire Rural Communities Council and a trustee of the Baslow Sports Field Trust.
He leaves his wife Chris and four children.