Ex-councillor dies, aged 72

Ian Male lost his council seat in 2003
Ian Male lost his council seat in 2003

Former Bridlington councillor Ian Male has died at the age of 72.

Mr Male, who also served the town as a magistrate for many years, leaves two sons, three step-children and 10 grandchildren.

A statement from the East Yorkshire constituency Labour party said he had worked hard for the party in several capacities.

“He was a long-term party member who served on East Yorkshire Borough Council and Humberside County Council.

“He then became leader of the Labour Group on East Riding of Yorkshire Council at a time when Labour was the largest group on the council with 23 councillors out of 67.

“He was a General Election candidate who came the nearest anyone has ever been to taking the local seat from the Tories.”

His funeral service was held yesterday.