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Letter: Guildford Has Lost A Great Champion

Published on: 30 Nov, 2020
Updated on: 30 Nov, 2020

Gordon Bridger

From: Anne Milton

former Conservative and Independent MP for Guildford

In response to: Guildford Mourns Gordon Bridger, the Former Mayor Who Loved His Town

My thoughts are very much with Gordon’s family and close friends this weekend. I hope it will be of some comfort for them to know they will be in our thoughts at this difficult time.

Guildford has lost a great champion, an amazing man, fighting for what he believed in right to the end.

I have such very fond memories of Gordon, his emails about foreign aid, the guaranteed 10 minutes of good debate every time I bumped into him, always thoughtful, considered and relentlessly cheerful.

Some years ago, he sent me his book, How I Failed to Save the World, a characteristically understated title from a man who had given many, many years of dedicated service.

It’s a wonderful read and made better because you can hear Gordon’s voice ring through on every page. He was somewhat surprised I had actually read it but I can thoroughly recommend it.

Guildford will mourn his passing and I, like many, will miss him a great deal.

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  1. Shirley and Brian West Reply

    November 30, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    I agree with Anne Milton. My husband Brian and I read Gordon’s book. He was a very clever man and I enjoyed his company at Castle Green Bowls Club.

    We send our condolences to his lovely wife Jean and family.

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