Devizes Labour Party members honour long- standing party member, Colin Hopgood

Colin Hopgood

Many Labour Party Members and former Mayors attended the funeral of Colin Hopgood on Monday October 8 at Semington Crematorium. 
 
Colin was an active member of Devizes Labour Party over many decades. He was presented with a long service award from the Labour Party ten years ago. He served as a Labour Councillor on Devizes Town Council, where he also served as Mayor from 1996-1997, and on the former Kennet District Council. In every public role, he always led with great integrity true to his values of community and fairness.
 
As a family man and foster parent of more than 70 children and milk delivery roundsman he was a well loved and respected member of the community.
 
Despite his illness, Colin still attended local party meetings. Unfortunately, he was too ill to attend the Devizes Constituency AGM on 4 July. However, his friend and former Devizes Town Councillor, Tony Free, read out a very moving and inspiring message from Colin.