Tributes have been paid over the weekend to the Salford Councillor John Ferguson who died suddenly over the weekend.
Ferguson, who represented the Pendlebury Ward was described by Salford Mayor Paul Dennett as
“a selfless man, hard working & a deeply committed socialist, always fighting for a better & fairer Salford & world. He will never be forgotten”
Salford Labour member Phil Treserdern said
“Today Salford lost a passionate and committed councillor who espoused the best of Labour values. His public service was a gift to the city, and we will miss him in Irwell Riverside. Our thoughts are with his friends, family and colleagues at this sad time.”
Ferguson was the The Lead Member for Workforce and Industrial Relations on the council
The North West Labour Party added:
“He was a very highly regarded member of the NW Labour Party Regional Board. He had a huge intellect, a sense of fairness and justice and was a thoroughly decent man. He will be missed by us all.”