Olga Potts, former Mayor of Blyth and councillor since Blyth Town Council since it began, passed away on 16th August. She had had a short battle with cancer.
Olga was one of "the good guys", loyally Labour during elections, but just a councillor outside election time. If she agreed with a point, or disagreed, she's say so - no matter who said it. I remember some fiery battles in council with councillors of all parties, not because they were Lib Dem or Independent councillors, but because she disagreed with their view. But the best were when she disagreed with her Labour colleagues and agreed with the Opposition. There was no party line in Olga's book.
My condolences to her husband John, and her family.