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Banbury Town Council pay respects to the Queen


Sep 9, 2022

A North Oxfordshire council have released a statement expressing their sadness at the Queen’s passing.

A spokesperson for Banbury Town Council said the council acknowledges with deepest sadness the death of her majesty the Queen, and offers its sincerest condolences to all members of the Royal Family.

Councillor Kieron Mallon, Leader of Banbury Town Council, said: “The Queen was an exceptional person who was admired and respected at home and abroad for her energy and commitment – and especially for her devotion to duty.

“We knew her as the Queen and while she graced that title, she was also a mother who was devoted to her family.

“Those of us who met her during her visit to Banbury in 2008 will never forget the moment. It was the ultimate privilege.”

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Councillor Shaida Hussain, leader of the council’s Labour group, said: “Britain has been fortunate indeed to have had a Queen so devoted to her country and her Commonwealth.

“The Queen was sovereign throughout the lives of the vast majority of people in this country, and as we mourn together as a nation, we can reflect on Her Majetsy’s remarkable reign and the great era she oversaw.

“If anyone was the true definition of an institution, it was Queen Elizabeth the Second.”

Mayor of Banbury Jayne Strangwood added: “She was the people’s Queen and she treated everyone equally.

“On walkabouts she found time to talk with people from all aspects of life.”

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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

Get in touch with him by emailing: Matthew.norman@newsquest.co.uk

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