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Tribute Paid to Swansea Labour stalwart Brian Ludlam

A tribute has been paid to former Swansea Labour Party councillor Brian Ludlam who has died aged 84.

Brian represented Castle Ward for Labour, firstly sitting on Swansea Borough Council, eventually serving as chairman of West Glamorgan County Council.

Deputy leader of Swansea City Council Clive Lloyd said: “Brian made a big contribution to Swansea through his involvement with West Glamorgan County Council and was an active fundraiser through Swansea Sportsman’s Club.

“I know everyone who met Brian loved his dry sense of humour and I can honestly say he would make anyone laugh in any situation. I know he will be missed by the many, many friends he made over the years and my thoughts are with Brian’s son Mark and family at this difficult time.”

Added Cllr Lloyd: “Brian worked for many years in the Mond nickel works and was an active trade unionist and Labour Party member. Unfortunately, Brian had a heart attack in the mid-1970s which forced him to leave the Mond.

“He then went on to run his own turf accountant business, before becoming manager of the former St David’s Shopping Centre in Swansea, and eventually retiring.”

Sport was very close to his heart and he fundraised tirelessly for charity. He remained an active member of Swansea Sportsman’s Club, raising thousands of pounds for various charities.

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