There will be a service to celebrate the life and work of Patricia Hollis, Baroness Hollis of Heigham, in St Peter Mancroft at 4pm on Saturday 1 June. Everyone will be welcome. People are asked to be in their seats no later than 3.45pm.
She served on Norwich City Council from 1968 to 1991, leading the council from 1983 to 1988.
She was the Labour parliamentary candidate for Great Yarmouth in 1974, and again in 1979, and was a Norfolk county councillor from 1978 to 1982.
In 1990 she was made a life peer as Baroness Hollis of Heigham, and was an opposition whip in the House of Lords between 1990 and 1995.
She was parliamentary undersecretary of state at the Department for Work and Pensions from May 2001 to 2005.
In 2015, she gave an impassioned speech to the Lords over George Osborne’s proposed tax credit reforms. It saw the Lords reject a financial package already backed by MPs in the Commons for the first time in 100 years.