I have heard today that former Labour Councillor and Mayor of Wirral, Ken Fox, has passed away. Ken was one of the most respected councillors Leasowe, and indeed Wirral has ever had, sadly he was not treated well by his (Militant) party towards the end of his term as a Councilllor. Ken was always kind and considerate to everyone, regardless of their politics. One of lifes real gentlemen.
I would bump into Ken quite often around Moreton, and he would always show an interest in what was going on locally and in the Council. I understand that Ken was one of the longest serving councillors for Leasowe and was Wirral’s second mayor from 1975-76 and, during his year, opened the Birkenhead Shopping Precinct. I last saw Ken on Monday, at the installation of the new Mayor and he was, proudly wearing his Past Mayor’s Badge and a huge smile, as he always seemed to do on these occasions. Ken was very active at his local church, Christchurch and, as with his politics, was respected and like by everyone. Our condolences to his friends and family at this very sad time.