County council's first female chairman dies

West Sussex County Council's first female chairman has died.

Margaret Johnson, former WSCC chairman
Margaret Johnson, former WSCC chairman

Margaret Johnson was the ceremonial head of the authority from 2001-2008 and represented Lindfield and High Weald from 1981 to 2009.

She died on Saturday November 12 and flags at county council buildings flew at half-mast on Monday November 14 as a mark of respect.

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A memorial service will be planned for the new year.

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