The Labour Group of Councillors on Brighton & Hove City Council are deeply saddened by the news that long-serving Conservative Councillor for Wish ward, Cllr Garry Peltzer Dunn has passed away after a short illness.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Garry’s friends and family, and we offer our condolences to all who are feeling this sad loss.

Cllr Garry Peltzer Dunn served his ward and our city with distinction for many years, was a hard-working and genial representative, and he will be greatly missed by all who encountered him.

Labour co-leaders, Cllr Carmen Appich and Cllr John Allcock said:

“We are shocked and saddened at the loss of Cllr Garry Peltzer Dunn. Garry was a true gentleman, who was a shining example of being able to debate agreeably with colleagues from across the political spectrum.

“He treated councillors of all parties and none, officers and residents alike with respect and courtesy, and he worked tirelessly for his local residents and in service of the city for half a century.

“We will miss his presence, his calmness, his humour and his good nature in the council chamber.

“Brighton & Hove has lost a dutiful public servant, and a good man.”

Labour’s Cllr Les Hamilton, who has served on the Council with Cllr Garry Peltzer Dunn for half a century, said:

“Garry and I were members of the new Hove Borough Council that was created half a century ago and have served together for most of the time ever since. Garry was the Leader of Hove Council for four years and Mayor of Brighton and Hove. He also served for many years on the Hove-Draveil Twinning association.

“He was a very good councillor and was always thoughtful and rational in his contributions. He argued on policies and was always courteous to all councillors.

“Having known Garry for so long this sudden passing has come as a great shock. He will be greatly missed by all those who have served with him over the many years of his service to local government.”


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