Tributes to Councillor Carder

Bridlington town councillor Jim Carder has died aged 73
Bridlington town councillor Jim Carder has died aged 73

Tributes have poured into a much-loved Bridlington town councillor who has sadly passed away.

Cllr Jim Carder, who joined the town council in 2011, passed away on Saturday January 30 at a Leeds Hospice aged 73.

Cllr Carder was born in the city of Leeds in 1942, where he employed as a tailor for more than 20 years.

He then worked as a porter in Leeds City Council until he retired on health grounds in 1992, before moving to Bridlington with his wife in 1998.

A Bridlington Town Council spokesman added: "Always one to be active he still kept himself busy by being a union representative with NUPE (now UNISON) which saw him undertake the coordination of Health and Safety.

"He was always enthusiastic and persistent in all that he did and was particularly interested in the NHS and transport issues in the town."

Cllr Carder's family are yet to confirm whether a service will be held for him in Brildington.