Yorkshire news 'Mr Deighton' ex-Kirklees Mayor David Wright, dies aged 84 MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - He was an indefatigable public servant and represented the area as a Kirklees councillor for many years

Yorkshire news 'Mr Deighton' ex-Kirklees Mayor David Wright, dies aged 84 MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - He was an indefatigable public servant and represented the area as a Kirklees councillor for many years

Yorkshire news  'Mr Deighton' ex-Kirklees Mayor David Wright, dies aged 84 MetiNews.Com
23 February 2021 - 16:45

Breaking News ! A former Mayor of Kirklees, David Wright OBE, has died aged 84. If any man could be said to have devoted his life to public service it was David Wright who served on an eye-watering number of committees. Although he was born in York in his mature life he became 'Mr Deighton' and represented the area as a Kirklees councillor for many years. He met his wife-to-be Phyllis Agar at a cousin, John Colbert's 21st birthday party, and they were married at a Methodist church in York 1959. This year they would have celebrated their 62nd anniversary had it not been for his death on February 17. To get the latest email updates from Examiner Live click here Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman paid a generous tribute saying: "David and Phyllis have been my oldest and closest Huddersfield friends since we met, when I was invited to informally meet a small group of Labour Party members. "At this meeting, I met a very tall young man, (he was 6ft 5ins tall), who asked me some tough questions but who soon became my greatest ally. "David was a man with many interests. He worked for the finance side of the NHS where he became the 'go-to' member of staff, fielding all the difficult challenges. "Public life beckoned and David became a Kirklees councillor for his home community of Deighton (in what is now Ashbrow ward) setting a new standard with his high level of activity and energy. "The year that David and Phyllis became Mayor and Mayoress of Kirklees, (1992-93), was truly memorable and they broke all records in their number of engagements and the money they raised for charity. "David was never diverted from his other passions: the mental health charity he led, and the hospital and other charities that were so close to his heart. Read More Related Articles Huddersfield soft play centre owner says roadmap is frustrating but not surprising Read More Related Articles M62 cop fears for life after 170mph idiot stops in 'fast lane' "David loved life. He and Phyllis loved to travel and I fondly remember listening to accounts of their holidays.

. "He never forgot his friends. Anyone who met David soon realised he had an enormous sense of humour as well as a lively and sometimes dry wit. "He loved a visit to the bookies describing it as another of his charitable works: supporting bookies down on their luck! "He explained to me that his passion for horse racing was entirely due to his being born in York." Enter your postcode to see local issues near you Mr Wright was a long-serving magistrate and was at one time, chairman of the Kirklees magistrate's bench. Barry added: "I hardly know how he carried out so many tasks serving our community and the town that he loved. "David was deservedly recognised with the award of the OBE and he was immensely proud of this honour. "David was our colleague, comrade and cooperator. He was in elections, my agent and troubleshooter. Ahead of all these things to me he was a much-loved friend." His funeral service will be held on March 24 at 10.45am at the Huddersfield Crematorium, Fixby. He leaves behind Phyllis and their two children Joanne and Paul.

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Yorkshire news 'Mr Deighton' ex-Kirklees Mayor David Wright, dies aged 84 MetiNews.Com


Yorkshire news 'Mr Deighton' ex-Kirklees Mayor David Wright, dies aged 84 MetiNews.Com

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