Stephen Horgan, deputy leader of Basildon council and ward councillor for Billericay West passed away aged 47, after a nine year battle with cancer.
Mr Horgan (pictured left at the Basildon Sporting Village), who was also cabinet member for regeneration, passed away after his condition worsened in the past week at Basildon Hospital.
Tributes have come in from all sides of the political fence, Tony Ball Leader talking to Gateway 97.8’s Brighter breakfast says ‘it’s a sad Day for Basildon’.
A clip of the interview is below, and please leave any marks of respect in the comments below.[audio:http://www.gateway978.com/www2/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/stephenhorgan2.mp3|titles=stephenhorgan]