It is with great sadness that Sutton Liberal Democrats announce the death of the Deputy Leader of Sutton Council, Cllr Colin Hall, after a short illness. He was just 54.
Colin Hall, who was a Wallington resident, was first elected to Sutton Council in 1998 in Wallington South Ward and had represented the ward ever since. He was elected Deputy Leader in 2006, and was Vice-Chair of the council’s important Strategy and Resources Committee.
The Leader of Sutton Council, Ruth Dombey, gave this tribute to her deputy: “Colin was a wonderful colleague and a good friend. He was passionate about the borough and dedicated to his work as a councillor.
“His particular interest was the environment and how to make Sutton a more sustainable place to live. He was highly respected across London for his knowledge and experience and tributes are flowing in from people who admired his work.
“He was kind and generous and always ready to help and guide others. Colin’s wife and three children are overwhelmed by depth and warmth of the huge number of tributes they have received.
“He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.”
The borough flag will be flown at half mast at the Civic Offices in tribute to him.