Derek Bateman -2011

Derek sadly died recently at the age of 62. He had been a Labour Councillor for over 40 years and was formerly the Labour leader of Cheshire County Council and was currently the leader of the Labour Group on Cheshire West and Chester Council. He was also very involved in the Police and the Fire authorities as well as being actively involved in the Association of Labour Councillors.

He is greatly missed by Party members across Cheshire and the North West and by his devoted family.