Warrington Lib Dem News

Celia Jordan MBE 1933-2024

7 Jun 2024
Celia admiring the planters in Stockton Heath

We are greatly saddened by the loss of Celia Jordan at the age of ninety. She was Mayor of Warrington in 2007/8 and awarded an MBE for services to the community in 2005.

Celia was a founder member of the SDP and was the President of Warrington Liberal Democrats. For many years she served as a Borough and Parish Councillor in Stockton Heath and only stepped down from the Parish Council this May. She did a huge amount for Stockton Heath and will be greatly missed by everyone there.

Former Council Leader Councillor Ian Marks said: My wife Pam and I have known Celia for well over forty years. She was a good friend to us both and could always be relied upon to give sound advice if we asked her a question. She was an outstanding member of the community and served the people well through both her Borough and Parish Councillor roles and her other charitable interests. She had been such an asset to the Party and was a great model for our new councillors to follow.

Former Council Group Leader Bob Barr added: I knew Celia from 2006 when I was first elected. She was a friend and a mentor, to me as a new councillor. She took very well to her role as First Citizen when she became Mayor in 2007 and she spent the rest of her council career as a campaigner for charities and projects such as a theatre for Warrington. Celia was much more comfortable as a people’s champion than with the cut and thrust of party politics. We need to follow her example.

Retired Councillor Judith Walker said: I have known and been a friend and colleague of Celia’s for more than 50 years. We served together on both Stockton Heath Parish and Warrington Borough Councils. Celia was always at the heart of campaigns to improve the environment in Stockton Heath. She was the driving force behind the refurbishment of the Village centre in the 1990’s and later played an active part in the group that established the Stockton Heath Festival. She was an inspiration to us all and will be greatly missed.

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