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Tributes paid to Woodford Green Conservative stalwart and amenity group chairman

PUBLISHED: 13:02 26 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:02 26 July 2018

Geoff Stimpson & Ian Duncan Smith in Warner Pond. Photo: Steve Poston

Geoff Stimpson & Ian Duncan Smith in Warner Pond. Photo: Steve Poston

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A grandfather who was a longstanding member of the Woodford Green political community has died.

Geoff Stimpson, 83, was an active Conservative campaigner and the chairman of the Woodford Green Amenity Group for 23 years.

Mr Stimpson lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday July 3 and leaves behind his widow, Nadia, two sons Robert and Neil and two grandchildren.

He spent most of his working life with the Metropolitan Police and rose to the rank of detective inspector.

Mr Stimpson was also president of the Monkhams Conservatives branch and campaigned for the Conservative party locally and nationally.

He had been involved in with the Leytonstone and Woodford Rotary Club since 1994, was twice its president and was awarded the Paul Harris award for fellowship in 2005 for his service to the community.

Cllr Linda Huggett, leader of Redbridge Conservatives, said: “Geoff was a great friend of and mine and a community champion for many years.

“It’s very, very sad.

“He was a true gentleman and will be sorely missed.

“He was the heart soul of the Woodford Green Community.”

Mr Stimpson lost his first wife Anne after more than 50 years of marriage in 2016.

He later re-married Nadia who looked after him until his death.

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