There is something so cruel when a young life with so much to give, is cut short. This is no more true than in the case of our former Council colleague, our friend and community champion, Leila Roy.
Leila was a vibrant soul, one who lit up the room whenever she entered. She was full of joy and ready to help out, no matter what the problem was. She was a fearless defender of the local community in her ward of Belsize, fighting injustices and challenging authority whenever it was needed.
Her death at such a young age will deprive Camden of one of its strongest voices, one of its most determined campaigners and certainly one of its most popular community leaders. This is a loss not just to the Conservative Party but to us all.
But let us not forgot she was also mother to a wonderful young man and our thoughts at this time must be with him and her family.
Passionate, determined and a fierce voice for our community, Leila represented the best of us.
A lovely tribute from Richard Osley from the Camden New Journal is here. Richard reports on Camden politics and had done her proud
Leila is pictured with Claire-Louise Leyland when they served together representing Belsize Ward as Camden Councillors