More sad news following the death of Sir Simon Milton yesterday - earlier today I received a phone call from Shirley Trimmer informing me of the sad news that Mary North had passed away in the early hours of this morning.
Mary was already a legendary figure in Croydon Conservative politics when I first got involved in my early 20s. In recent years, she suffered poor health but she was always a source of support and good advice to me. Like Simon, she will be sadly missed.
If you knew Mary and would like me to let you have details of her funeral when I have them, let me know.