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Cornwall Councillor found dead during her milk round on the Lizard

By CMToby  |  Posted: June 28, 2012

Pam Lyne, who was found passed away this morning

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A LONG SERVING and much loved Cornwall councillor has been found dead during her milk round near St Martin-in-Meneage on the Lizard on Wednesday morning.  

Pam Lyne, who is believed to be 78, was the longest serving member of Manaccan Parish Council and has worked as a councillor for 40 years.

The ward councillor for St Keverne and Meneage, Mrs Lyne has also been a Cornwall Council Cabinet member for the economy and chairman of planning at Kerrier District Council.

She spoke on a number of issues, including the Stadium for Cornwall, as well as giving her normal monthly report as Cornwall councillor for the area

Grace Hatton, clerk to Manaccan Parish Council on the Lizard, first met Mrs Lyne when she became council clerk nearly 30 years ago

The two set up a computer training centre in Manaccan in the mid-1990s.

She said: "I was very sorry to hear the news. This will be a great shock to everyone."

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  • cweatherhill  |  June 27 2012, 2:40PM

    (That should read: "external")

  • cweatherhill  |  June 27 2012, 2:39PM

    I am hugely sorry to hear this. Pam was one of the very few Cornwall Councillors worth her position. And well worth it, too. She represented Cornwall's people, and not just those of her own ward. She did not represent Dukes and eternal developers. Farewell, Pam, and thank you for your long and dedicated service.

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  • ajlongcc  |  June 27 2012, 2:14PM

    She will be sadly missed - a robust and challenging character who could strike fear into officers and councillors alike when she turned her attention to them. I only had the pleasure of knowing her for 3 years but in that time we enjoyed many great times and enjoyed robust debates and, whether we agreed or disagreed, we always parted with a smile. A great servant to her community

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  • poldice  |  June 27 2012, 1:22PM

    There must be many others like myself who only knew Pam Lyne by sight at Lys Kernow, she invariably came across as a feisty free thinking truly independent Councillor respected by everyone, a salt of the Earth kind of Lady who served her electorate long and well, who Cornwall can so ill afford to lose in these difficult dangerous times RIP.

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  • AnGof1955  |  June 27 2012, 1:15PM

    How sad. A Lady who has given so much. My thought's go out to her Family at this tragic time.

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