Norwich Labour Party is very sad to announce the sudden passing of Chris Herries. Chris was a dedicated and hard working city councillor for Lakenham Ward between 2014 -2018 and made a vast and valued contribution to Norwich since moving here.
During her time as a City Councillor she became an excellent and much respected cabinet member, chair of planning committee and involved herself heavily in both the running of the council and promoting the needs of the community. A lifelong and passionate activist within the co-operative movement, Chris used her time in Norwich to develop, strengthen and expand it across both the city and wider Norfolk. When her term of office finished as a City Councillor in 2018 she remained dedicated and involved with the community around her, helping amongst other activities to further develop Norwich Historic Churches Trust and the work of Norwich Consolidated Charities as a trustee.
However, let us also remember Chris as our friend who loved her allotment and garden, who enjoyed travel and was passionate about cricket.
Chris was a much loved and respected comrade, who gave her time freely to the myriad of causes she had been involved in across her long and interesting life. She strove to help the community in which she lived and put her principles into practice through extending and improving the lives of those she came into contact with and helped. She will be sorely missed by all and particularly the many members of Norwich Labour Party who knew her so well.
Labour leader Keir Starmer said: “On behalf of the whole Labour Party, I want to express our deepest condolences at the loss of Chris Herries. Chris was a woman of extraordinary strength and a passionate champion for our movement. Our thoughts are with her friends and family at this difficult time.”
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