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Memorial service to honour Beckton councillor who served his community

PUBLISHED: 17:36 29 July 2014 | UPDATED: 17:37 29 July 2014

A memorial service will be held on Friday to honour a councillor who spent almost 30 years serving his community.

Beckton Ward Councillor Alec Kellaway passed away at his home last month after a short illness and the service at St Mark’s Church in Tollgate Road, in Beckton is for anyone who wants to pay their respects.

Cllr Kellaway, 61, was a Mayoral Adviser for Finance and chair of the Investment and Accounts Committee. He was an economist and market researcher and was first elected to Newham Council in 1987 when he represented the Social Democratic Party Liberal Alliance. He was re-elected in South Ward as a Liberal Democrat in 1990 and 1994 and as a Labour Party councillor in 1998. He represented Beckton Ward as a Labour councillor from 2002.

Councillor Kellaway had formerly served as executive member for business and skills and was keen to see more young people go into training and education. He also served as a governor at a number of the borough’s schools.

The service will be held at 7.30pm.

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