Tributes have flooded in for a popular Scarborough councillor, after he died following a battle with cancer.
Derwent Valley representative Mick Jay-Hanmer died on Tuesday March 18, and since then, town hall colleagues have lined up to pay tribute to the Ukip councillor, who was also the landlord at the Forge Valley Hotel.
Cllr David Jeffels, fellow Derwent Valley representative said: “Mick was a well respected member of the community and will be sorely missed.
“As a councillor he always spoke his mind, and with common sense which won him the respect of colleagues.”
A key figure in the local community, he was one of the main organisers of the legendry New Year’s Day tug of war across the River Derwent.
Fellow Ukip councillor Sam Cross added: “Mick’s death is very sad, I was great friends with him and he was a great worker for the people of Scarborough, who will be missed by friends and family.”
And Labour’s Eric Broadbent added: “He was a hard working man, with a great sense of humour and was the type of councillor who made his mark and got things done.”